Council outlines largest ever plan for affordable housing

Published: 07 November 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council has outlined a detailed plan to deliver the first phase of the Capital Coalition’s commitment to build 20,000 affordable homes over the next ten years.

In January 2016, the Council made the historic commitment with housing association partners to deliver 16,000 homes over the next decade. Following the formation of the Capital Coalition this target was further increased to 20,000 homes.

This is the largest Strategic Housing Investment Plan ever put forward to Committee for approval.

Gavin Barrie, Councillor, Convener of Housing and Economy, The City of Edinburgh Council

 

This includes a commitment to deliver around 3,000 affordable homes with integrated health, care and support services for people with complex physical and health needs. In the report, approved by the Housing and Economy Committee today (Thursday 2 November), the council proposed their largest ever Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2018/19 to 2022/23 prior to its submission to the Scottish Government.

Over the next five years, the programme would deliver nearly 8,000 affordable homes with over 5,000 of those homes forming part of the Scottish Government funded Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Around 70% of those homes are for social rent with the remainder being for mid market rent and low cost home ownership...

Full story via The City of Edinburgh Council

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