Scottish Government increases funding for Affordable Housing Supply Programme

Scottish Government increases funding for Affordable Housing Supply Programme

The Scottish Government has announced that, ahead of the Scottish Budget taking place in January 2021, the funding for the Affordable Housing Supply Programme 2021–2022 has been increased from £300m to £500m. The additional funding aims to help provide certainty for local authorities, housing associations and the construction sector as they recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell, stated: 'COVID-19 has underlined the value of home as a safe place to live. This announcement shows our dedication to continue delivering affordable, warm, secure homes for the people of Scotland and to build on our achievement of delivering nearly 96,000 affordable homes since 2007.'

'By significantly increasing the funding able to be committed now, we are building on our record £3.5 billion commitment over this Parliament and our plans for further capital investment laid out recently in our draft Infrastructure Investment Plan. This will help the economy and the construction sector to recover from the pandemic while ensuring we maintain momentum in the delivery of social and affordable homes to those who need them.'

Source: Increased funding commitment for affordable homes

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