Social Housing in Scotland

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In September 2020, Shelter Scotland launched its Social Housing Campaign, calling on the Scottish Government to commit to building a minimum of 37,100 homes for social rent over the next 5 years (2021 – 2026). This is the number of homes required to begin to reduce housing need in Scotland, transform the lives of thousands of people and support Scotland’s economic recovery.

This two hour webinar, held in partnership with Shelter Scotland, was an opportunity to explore the future of social housing, including broadening its access to be a tenure of choice and how this sits within the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 strategy.

Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

They’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Scotland’s Housing to 2040 Strategy

The Scottish Government’s Housing to 2040 strategy sets a new ambition to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2031/32 which will make an important contribution to tackling child poverty and our continuing work to end homelessness. This ambition will also play a key role in helping Scotland’s economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting a total investment package of around £16 billion and 12,000 to 14,000 jobs each year. Find out more about the strategy at

Upcoming Related Events

Join Holyrood’s Implementing Scotland’s Housing to 2040 strategy on 31st August 2021 to discuss how the Scottish Government will reach their target of delivering 100,000 affordable homes by 2032.

Assistant Director (Communications & Advocacy)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow
Director, Shelter Scotland

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