National Acquisition Programme: information

Information on the National Acquisition Programme

Annex A

Rural Key Workers Housing Fund

Outwith the National Acquisition Programme, up to £25 million is being made available from within the Affordable Housing Supply Programme budget over 2023 to 2028 for the Rural Key Workers Housing Fund. The funding enables local authorities and Registered Social Landlords to purchase existing suitable properties in rural areas which can be rented directly or leased to employers to provide affordable homes for key workers. This can include bringing empty properties back into use or acquiring properties on the open market to increase the available supply of affordable homes for key workers.

Local authorities should engage with a range of organisations in their localities, including public sector employers, key agencies, including Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise, as well as local businesses and Registered Social Landlords to develop proposals for use of the fund for consideration by the relevant More Homes Division area team.

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