Homelessness in Scotland: update to 30 September 2020

This statistics bulletin provides information on homelessness in Scotland in the 6 month period from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020, alongside historical data.

Main findings

Line chart showing the impact of covid restrictions on homelessness

Upon the introduction of covid-19 restrictions, the number of homelessness applications, those assessed as homeless and homelessness cases that closed declined.

However, the number of households in temporary accommodation and open applications increased.

There were shifts in the patterns of homelessness in 2020 for the:
Line chart showing the proportion of households securing settled accommodation


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