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Scotland Leads The Way in Affordable Homes

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Under the SNP, Scotland had the highest number of affordable homes per head of the population than anywhere else in the UK, most recent figures reveal.

In 2021/22, Scotland had 13.9 homes per 10,000 of the population, compared to 9.7 in Tory run-England and 8.0 in Labour-run Wales.

124,000 social and affordable homes have been delivered by the SNP in government.

The SNP Scottish Government has also committed to delivering a further 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% for social rent and 10% in Scotland’s rural and island communities.

In contrast, Scottish Labour built only 6 council houses over four years during their last government- failing to capitalise on the opportunities devolution brought for investment in social housing.

SNP MSP Willie Coffey said:

“Scotland is leading the way in building affordable homes, and I welcome the fact that, since the SNP took office, over 124,000 social and affordable homes have been delivered across the country.

“The SNP has also gone further than any other government to safeguard affordable council homes by scrapping the Right to Buy in 2016; protecting over 15,000 council homes from sale over a 10-year period.

“This SNP Government has also committed to delivering a further 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, with at least 70% for social rent and 10% in Scotland’s rural and island communities.

“Everyone deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to live, and the SNP’s record of delivery here underlined the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackle homelessness.”

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