113,000 Houses Built Since 2007
Scotland has continued the trend of outperforming the rest of the UK in delivering affordable housing.
In the last financial year, 9,757 homes have been built for social rent, mid-market rent and affordable ownership.
This equates to the building 13.9 homes per 10,000 population in Scotland. That compares with 8.0 in Wales, 9.7 in England and 13.0 per 10,000 in Northern Ireland.
Across the four years between 2017/18 and 2020/21, Scotland saw 62% more affordable homes delivered per head of population than in England, and 71% more compared to Labour-run Wales.
The 2021-22 financial year saw the highest number of affordable homes delivered in Scotland in a single financial year since 2000-01. Scotland is now progressing towards its target of delivering 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, with 70% of these for social rent and 10% in our rural and island communities.
Despite all the hindrances inflicted on Scotland by Brexit – from labour shortages to the rising costs of material – this country continues to lead the way in the UK on the delivery of affordable housing.
To see Scotland again outperforming the other UK nations is to see the approach of this Scottish Government paying off.
The provision of affordable housing is of the utmost importance, and the need is felt more keenly than ever with the ongoing Tory cost-of-living crisis.
The SNP in government is determined that everyone in Scotland can have a place they call home.