Publication - Statistics

Homelessness in Scotland: update to 30 September 2020

Published: 23 Mar 2021
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights, Housing

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.

Homelessness in Scotland: update to 30 September 2020
Main findings

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