Survey reveals scepticism over affordable homes target

THREE out of five Scots are estimated to be sceptical on whether the Scottish Government will achieve its ambition (stated, here) of building 110,000 ‘affordable homes’ by 2032 – with 70 per cent of them available at ‘social rent’.

The figure follows a survey conducted by the housing charity, Shelter Scotland.

Says the charity, here: “The representative survey of people in Scotland also asked how important the development of the delivery of new houses is, with nearly three out of four people (73 per cent) stating it is important for their local community.

“If the Scottish Government doesn’t deliver on its target, 63 per cent of people think homelessness across Scotland will increase and 74 per cent also believe rent prices will increase.”

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