Briefing on Rural Affairs and the Environment Committee Debate: 5th Report 2009: Rural Housing
By: Shelter Scotland Published: October 2009
Shelter Scotland's briefing to Parliament for the Rural Affairs and the Environment Committee Debate: 5th Report 2009: Rural Housing.
There is no question that there is a shortage of good quality, affordable housing in many rural areas. We need both short and long term solutions. Long term solutions such as reforming Right to Buy are welcome, but there is an acute need for an immediate response. We are only three years away from the date when the 2012 commitment to house all homeless people has to be met. Shelter Scotland believes that the most urgent priority is building more homes for rent that people can afford.