Scottish Government delivers 78 000 affordable homes

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From Scottish Housing News yesterday:

‘The Scottish Government is on track to meet its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the duration of this Parliament, according to statistics in two newly published reports. Figures in the Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends report show an increase of 745 homes (4%) across all sectors, from 18,683 in 2016-17 to 19,428 in 2017-18. This is the fifth consecutive increase and the highest annual figure since 2008-09. Housing association new builds increased by 382 homes (14%), local authority new builds increased by 381 homes (34%), and private-led new builds decreased by 325 homes (2%), whilst rehabilitations increased by 359 homes (60%) and net conversions decreased by 52 homes (7%).’

78,000 affordable homes have been delivered since 2007.

Comparative reports suggest that performance in Scotland outstrips that in non-Scottish parts of the UK:

SNP Government builds affordable/social housing at almost twice the rate of Tories in England

Scotland increasingly ‘streets ahead’ of England on affordable housing delivery

Independent report says Scottish Government’s 50 000 target for affordable homes is ‘within reach’ and predicts England will lose 120 000 as Tories retain right-to-buy



3 thoughts on “Scottish Government delivers 78 000 affordable homes

  1. Alasdair Macdonald September 28, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Do you have data for the number of affordable homes build in the 1999/2007 period by the Lab/LibDem coalitions?


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