Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity, says:
“While the 280 new council houses in Edinburgh are a welcome move forward and great news for those people lucky enough to get them, the total planned across Scotland is still very low – just 3,300 against a backdrop of 160,000 households stuck on waiting lists.
“The investment of £80million by the Scottish Government only scratches at the surface of the housing crisis in Scotland and I urge it to prioritise and protect funding for housing in the forthcoming budget.”
Notes to Editors:
1. Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter Scotland believes that everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.
2. Spokespeople are available for interview, telephone the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line number is available for broadcast interviews.
3. For more information about Shelter Scotland visit www.shelter.org.uk
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Contact: Neil Baldwin, Nicola Baxter
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