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Dundee City

There are growing signs of affordable housing shortages in the Dundee City area.

  • In Dundee City there were 21,341 social rented sector homes in 2012-2013.
  • Right to Buy resulted in the loss of 1,840 affordable homes between 2002-2003 and 2012-2013.
  • There were 299 households living in temporary accommodation in December 2013, including 109 children.
  • There were 1,163 households assessed as homeless in 2012-2013.
  • The number of households on the council waiting list was 5,732 in March 2013, but only 857 new lets were available in 2012-13. This means that it would take 7 years to clear the current waiting list.
  • The total number of households on the main council housing list, which includes the transfer list, was 7,518 in March 2013.
  • 42,000 properties in Dundee City currently fail the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

Dundee City needs more affordable homes.


Data sources

Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: 2012-13, July 2013, Scottish Government

Housing Statistics for Scotland 2013: Key trends summary, August 2013, Scottish Government.
 

Annual Performance and Statistical Return: 2012-13, Scottish Housing Regulator.

Scottish House Condition Survey Local Authority Analysis 2010 - 2012, Scottish Government.