The Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) worked closely with house builders, councils and lending institutions to develop the original NHT model for councils and developers. So far, deals have been secured with 16 developers for the delivery of over 1,350 homes across 10 council areas through this version of the initiative – supporting around 1,750 jobs in the construction industry and wider economy. Over 900 homes are completed, with hundreds more in the pipeline across the country.
NHT has also inspired others to look for new ways to boost affordable housing supply. For example, Aberdeenshire, Scottish Borders and Stirling Councils will deliver up to 535 homes through a local variant of NHT, and Albyn Housing Society is delivering the first NHT for RSLs project.