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More affordable homes

Published: 11 Dec 2018 09:35
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Housing

80,000 affordable homes delivered since 2007.

Latest figures show a 21 percent rise in the number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland during the last year.

Official Statistics released today find:

  • 8,767 homes delivered for the year to September 2018
  • A total of 80,104 affordable homes have been provided since 2007
  • Per head of population, 50% more affordable homes and more than five times as many social rented properties in Scotland than in England since 2014
  • There were 5,340 social rented homes delivered, an increase of 864 homes, or 19%, on the previous year

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said:

“Making sure everyone has a safe, warm and affordable home is central to our drive for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland.

"That is why I am proud that this government has now delivered more than 80,000 affordable homes since 2007. This is a significant achievement - boosting the supply of affordable homes in communities right across the country.

“During the course of this Parliament we are investing more than £3 billion to deliver our target of at least 50,000 affordable, high-quality homes, including 35,000 homes for social rent.

“While we know this is an ambitious target, we have shown we can deliver on housing and we will continue to do so.”

Background

Since 2014, Scotland has seen 50% more affordable housing units delivered per head of population than in England (an annual average of 137 homes per 100,000 population, compared with 86 in England). And since 2014 there have been more than five times as many social rented properties delivered in Scotland per head of population than in England (an annual average of 84 homes per 100,000 population in Scotland compared to just 13 in England).

Read the statistical news release.