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We are working to increase the number of homes across Scotland so that everyone has a good quality home that they can afford and that meets their needs.

We will spend over £3 billion to deliver at least 50,000 affordable homes, of which 35,000 will be for social rent, by March 2021. This builds on the achievement of exceeding our previous target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by 2016.

Actions

Under the 'More Homes Scotland' approach, we are increasing the supply of homes through:

Related policies:

  • home buying, which includes schemes such as the Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT) and Help to Buy (Scotland)
  • social housing

Background

In 2016 we launched the More Homes Scotland approach. It involves:

  • investing more public and private money in housing
  • getting land ready for housing
  • making sure we plan for new housing effectively

We published a More Homes Scotland progress update in March 2017.

In 2015 we published a Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland that sets out our priorities for the next five years and in 2011, we published Homes Fit for the 21st Century, which set out our housing vision and strategy for the decade to 2020.

Bills and legislation

Contact

Email: morehomes@gov.scot

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:
Scottish Government
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ