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10/03/20 09:47

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Increase in the number of affordable homes delivered.

According to the latest figures, 9,317 affordable homes were delivered in 2019, an increase of more than 25% since 2016, helping to provide more people with a warm, safe place they can call home.

More than 9,300 affordable homes were provided in 2019, the latest Scottish Government figures show an increase of over 25% since 2016.

The number of completed homes for social rent increased by 16% compared to the previous year.

The statistics also show that in the year to September 2019, more than 21,800 new build homes across all sectors were completed, including those for private sale and for social and affordable rent. The number of new build homes that were started in the same period increased by 24% to 24,873, the highest annual figure since 2007.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said:

“I am proud that we have now delivered over 91,000 affordable homes since 2007, with more than 63,000 for social rent.

“With over 31,000 affordable homes delivered between April 2016 and December 2019, the figures demonstrate that we remain on course to reach our target of 50,000 affordable homes by the end of this parliament. This has been backed by a Scottish Government commitment of more than £3.5 billion to deliver good quality, secure and affordable homes.

“We are delivering more housing for Scotland, which will help support and create jobs, tackle inequality, and create strong, sustainable communities.”

Background

The statistics for affordable homes and social rent figures cover the period January 2019 to December 2019. The all sector new build figures to the period October 2018 to September 2019.

Read the latest Scottish Government quarterly statistics on new housebuilding and affordable housing supply and the statistical news release. Read the full statistical publication.