More ambition on social housing needed

Posted 05 Oct 2020


Commenting on the housing statistics for Scotland quarterly update, which shows that coronavirus had a major impact on the construction of affordable homes between March and June 2020, we've called for more ambition on social housing.

Our Director, Alison Watson, said:

“The Scottish Government deserves credit for its commitment to building a record number of social homes over the course of this parliament. We recognise that coronavirus has slowed progress towards that target.

“But now’s the time to increase our ambition again and put social housing at the heart of Scotland’s recovery plan. An ambitious programme of social housebuilding will boost our economy, create jobs and prevent people from becoming homeless as a result of the pandemic.

“That’s why we’re asking the public to back our #BuildScotlandsFuture campaign, calling for a commitment to build 37,100 social homes over the course of the next parliament.”