Scottish councils to miss housing target

The lack of affordable rented housing being built by the
Scottish executive could threaten the implementation of the
Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003, housing organisations have

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland and the Scottish
Council for Single Homeless predicts in a new report that local
authorities will struggle to fulfil their statutory duties to give
every unintentionally homeless household the right to permanent
accommodation by 2012 without increased funding.

CIH in Scotland policy and public affairs officer Nick Fletcher
said the interim findings of the executive’s affordable housing
review were “wide of the mark”.

He said that the executive plans do not take into account the major
legal changes in the homelessness act.

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