Delivering affordable housing in troubled times: Scotland national report

Kenneth Gibb and Chris Leishman

An assessment of alternative ways to fund new affordable housing in Scotland at a time when public resources for housing are being significantly reduced.

Falling levels of public funding arising from the global economic crisis has obliged the Scottish Government to seek innovative alternative ways to stretch its limited resources further. This report surveys the different funding and delivery models being debated in Scotland.

The report:

  • assesses the impact of the world financial crisis on UK and Scottish housing, including the housing policy responses that followed;
  • reflects on the way housing need is calculated and how rationed public housing resources are allocated within Scotland;
  • evaluates the funding and delivery options proposed and debated by Government alongside a wider set of proposals.
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