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.
Operation of the Homeless Persons legislation in Scotland: 2013-14, June 2014, Scottish Government
Annual Performance and Statistical Return: 2012-13, Scottish Housing Regulator.