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70,000 affordable homes delivered

Published: 12 Dec 2017 11:30
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Housing

Housing figures published today.

More than 70,000 affordable homes have now been delivered since 2007- a total of 48,813 homes for social rent, including 8,819 council homes, as well as 4,936 for affordable rent and 17,112 for affordable home ownership.

National statistics released today also show there were 19,598 new build homes started across all sectors for the year ending June 2017- 2,188 homes or 13% more than the previous year.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart visited an affordable housing development in Edinburgh to meet tenants and mark the completion of the 70,000th affordable home.

Mr Stewart said:

“Making sure everyone has a safe, warm and affordable home is central to this Government’s drive for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland.

“We are determined to accelerate housing supply for communities across Scotland and I am delighted to announce more than 70,000 affordable homes have been delivered to date, including 48,813 homes for social rent.

“I am confident that we will continue to increase affordable housing across Scotland with our ambitious target to deliver 50,000 homes during the lifetime of this Parliament, backed by £3 billion of investment.

Background

 Background information and an explanatory note on the Quarterly Housing Statistics can be found here: Housing Statistics webpages.


Affordable Housing Supply Programme - units completed from April 2007 to Sept 2017

Financial year

Units supplied

2007-08

           5,670

2008-09

           6,221

2009-10

           8,092

2010-11

           7,231

2011-12

           6,882

2012-13

           6,009

2013-14

           7,012

2014-15

           7,069

2015-16

           6,518

2016-17

           7,336

Apr-Sept 2017

           2,821

Total

         70,861

 

Affordable Housing Supply Programme - social rent units completed (financial years)

Financial year

Units supplied

2007-08

        4,226

2008-09

        4,662

2009-10

        5,465

2010-11

        5,836

2011-12

        5,652

2012-13

        4,274

2013-14

        4,368

2014-15

        4,376

2015-16

        3,853

2016-17

        4,580

Apr-Sept 2017

        1,521

Total

     48,813