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.
- A commitment to deliver More Homes Scotland was announced in March 2016, with over £3 billion over the next five financial years to fund the delivery of 50,000 affordable homes. This is accompanied by increased subsidy levels, a new Rural Housing Fund to increase the supply of affordable rural housing, and support for City Deals.
- Building on successful innovative initiatives which use guarantees and loans. We have invited prospective mid-market rent providers to submit proposals for expanding mid-market rent provision.