06. We will work with housing providers and the development sector to support housing development and encourage innovative approaches to affordable housing

Implementation Lead(s): Scottish Government; local authorities; housing providers; housing developers

Locations: All Scotland

Further reading: Scottish Government

Environmental Mitigation: None identified

Ongoing Activity and Milestones:

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, Mr Neil, launched the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build and Help to Buy (Scotland) Smaller Developers schemes on 21 January 2016.

On 21 January 2016, the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities, and Pensioners’ Rights announced £80 million of funding for OMSE in financial year 2016/17.

2016 – delivery of 30,000 affordable houses, including 20,000 for social rent since 2011.

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