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Comment on extra funds released to meet recommendations on homelessness

Published: 27 June 2018

Comment on extra funds released to meet recommendations on homelessness

Today the Scottish Government announced the release of £21 million of the Ending Homelessness Together fund to meet some of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) recommendations.

Commenting on the announcement, our Director Graeme Brown said:

“It’s welcome news that £21 million of the original £50 million fund is now being distributed to organisations to help people facing homelessness and living in poor quality temporary accommodation to find a permanent home sooner.

“Swift action is now required to make sure the funding helps those who need it most as soon as possible to end the misery of lives lived in limbo while waiting for a home.”

Graeme Brown added:

“At the heart of the problem is a shortage of housing. We need to see a major increase in the supply of good quality, affordable and emergency housing in Scotland to help ensure homeless people can be housed immediately and their wait for a permanent home is as short as possible.

“Our homelessness legislation is meant to provide a permanent home for homeless people, but all too often we hear of people being denied that right. That unlawful practice must stop!”

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