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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14

This bulletin provides information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes to 31 March 2014. It includes information on the characteristics of applicant households, local authority assessments and the action taken in respect of cases that were concluded. Snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2014 are also presented.


Table 3

Previous housing circumstances of applicants: 2012-13 and 2013-14

2012-13 2013-14
Number % of all applications Number % of all applications
All applicants 40,050 100 36,457 100
Owning or renting 13,759 34 12,826 35
Renting from Local Authority 3,112 8 2,920 8
Renting from housing association 1,658 4 1,545 4
Renting privately 6,779 17 6,382 18
In tied accommodation 274 1 248 1
Owner occupier 1,936 5 1,731 5
Living with relatives, friends or partners 17,923 45 15,938 44
Parental/family home/relatives 10,189 25 9,006 25
Friends/partners 7,734 19 6,932 19
From institutional accommodation 3,349 8 3,170 9
Armed services accommodation 117 0 109 0
Prison 2,227 6 2,126 6
Hospital 265 1 264 1
Childrens residential accommodation 71 0 66 0
Supported accommodation 669 2 605 2
From temporary accommodation 1,213 3 1,283 4
Hostel (unsupported) 198 0 137 0
Bed & Breakfast 109 0 122 0
Caravan/mobile home 165 0 156 0
Long-term roofless 164 0 204 1
Long-term "sofa-surfing" 577 1 664 2
Other 3,806 10 3,240 9
Other 1,486 4 1,157 3
Not Known/Refused 2,320 6 1,786 5
Own property - Shared ownership 0 0 18 0
Lodger 0 0 188 1
Shared - Private Rented Sector 0 0 72 0
Shared - Local Authority 0 0 12 0
Shared - RSL 0 0 7 0

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