Affordable Housing Supply Programme

We will deliver 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 backed by over £3.5 billion. This target represents a 67% increase in affordable housing supply, and 35,000 of the 50,000 target will be for social rent.

Our investment in housing, will, on average, leverage economic output in the region of £1.4 billion per year, supporting around 10,000 to 12,000 jobs per annum in the construction and related industries in Scotland.

AHSP Budget 2019-20

AHSP Budget 2019-20


More Homes Grant


Transfer of Management of Development Funding (TMDF) Grant*


Financial Transactions (est)




*This funding comes from the Local Government settlement and is for the City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council.

Resource Planning Assumptions (RPAs) for 2019-20

The Scottish Government has allocated the April 2019 to March 2020 full resource planning assumptions across all council areas. This results from investment of over £827 million being available for the confirmed 2019-20 Affordable Housing Supply Programme. From this, a total of £633.602 million is being allocated to council areas across Scotland.  The Scottish Government has also provided resource planning assumptions for councils to March 2021.

Our area teams agree programmes with councils. This is to ensure that the overall balance of the Affordable Housing Supply Programme, respective subsidy levels for council and registered social landlord projects and the mix of developers in each area are in line with our national strategies for housing supply.

This approach provides a strong strategic role for councils.

Guidance for councils and registered social landlords

Our current and archived guidance gathers publications by calendar year.

Affordable Housing Supply Programme Out-turn Reports

Housing statistics

Official figures on the AHSP and other housing statistics from Housing Statistics for Scotland.

Housing Tender Return and Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index

The Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index measures the movement in construction costs of social housing in Scotland.  The index is based on analysing the construction costs in accepted tenders for affordable housing.  Grant recipients provide tender information through the Housing Tender Return.  

The Scottish Social Housing Tender Price Index Quarterly Briefing and Housing Tender Return are updated quarterly and are available within our Affordable Housing Supply Programme process and procedures guidance page.

Achieving excellence in housing development

This programme of work aims to support the affordable housing sector to continue to embrace a culture of ongoing improvement in its work to increase the supply of affordable homes. The programme is made up of four main projects and is designed specifically to help the sector to:

  • continue to demonstrate value for money through its significant investment in affordable homes, and
  • address the challenges facing housing construction in terms of cost, speed of delivery and meeting higher standards of sustainability.