Affordable Housing Supply Programme

While the Scottish Government remains absolutely committed to seeing more affordable and social homes delivered in communities across the country, our overarching priority must be to prevent the spread of COVID-19, protect our NHS and save lives. Consequently, measures have been taken to cease all non-essential construction activity including housebuilding and to make sites safe and secure.

The impact of lockdown means that there is a necessary pause in the delivery of affordable and social homes at a critical time in our 50,000 target period. Once housebuilding can safely resume, we will be clearer about the full effect this will have on the timing of the delivery of these homes. However, it is now unlikely we will meet the target by the end of March 2021.  This is of course disappointing as we were on track to deliver on our 50,000 affordable homes commitment. We will continue to work with partners across the housing sector in order that the programme can be progressed, when it is safe for housebuilding to resume.

Resource Planning Assumptions (RPAs) for 2019-21

The Scottish Government has allocated the April 2019 to March 2021 resource planning assumptions  across all council areas.

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.