Latest housing statistics highlight how crucial it is that new programme is delivered
SFHA says adequate investment throughout the next five years will be crucial to ensure the new Affordable Housing Supply Programme can be delivered.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said the release today (Tuesday 14 September) of the latest quarterly housing statistics highlight how “crucial” it is that there is adequate investment throughout the next five years to ensure the new Affordable Housing Supply Programme can be delivered.
Aaron Hill, SFHA Director of Policy and Membership, said:
“With the pandemic leading to the previous Affordable Housing Supply Programme target of 50,000 homes being missed, it’s crucial that, in order to continue tackling housing need in Scotland, we can deliver this parliament’s programme.
“While we welcome the Scottish Government’s ambition to deliver 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, as well as the investment of over £3.4 billion for this parliament, we know the cost of building homes is rising, and our members are increasingly experiencing supply chain issues, so we are calling on the government to keep funding under review throughout the next five years to ensure it remains adequate. Funding must meet increasing costs, so we can deliver the homes Scotland needs.”