(c) Scottish Homes
The report on the scottishhousingnews.com website is very good news of the decision by Glasgow City Council to grant planning permission for the homes to be built by social housing provider Homes Scotland ‘in partnership with Glasgow City Council.’
There’s no mention of the funding source. Homes Scotland is presumably reinvesting income from their current rent revenue. There is no mention of any Glasgow City Council financial investment in the £20 million project. If there was, you’d expect it to be mentioned.
I had a look in the Homes Scotland website and deep in its bowels after searching for the word ‘funding’ I found this:
‘We receive government grant money to build new affordable housing through the Homes and Communities Agency, the Greater London Authority and the Scottish Government.’
Housing is devolved so we can assume there’s Scottish Government money in this project, not getting the attention it should, especially as we approach an election.