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Stirling

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

  • In Stirling there were 7,517 social rented sector homes in 2012-2013.
  • Right to Buy resulted in the loss of 1,494 affordable homes between 2002-2003 and 2013-2014.
  • There were 222 households living in temporary accommodation in March 2014, including 74 children.
  • There were 276 households assessed as homeless in 2013-2014, down from 319 in 2012-2013.
  • The number of households on the council waiting list was 2,641 in March 2014, but only 311 new lets were available in 2013-2014. This means that it would take 8 years to clear the current waiting list.
  • The total number of households on the main council housing list, which includes the transfer list, was 3,207 in March 2014.
  • 19, 000 properties in Stirling currently fail the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.
  • 11% of households are in the private rented sector, compared to the Scottish average of 13%.

Stirling needs more affordable homes.


Data sources

Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: 2013-14, June 2014, Scottish Government

Housing Statistics for Scotland 2014: Key trends summary, August 2014, Scottish Government.
 

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

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