Glasgow allocated further £120m for affordable housing delivery
Glasgow City Council has been allocated £120 million by the Scottish Government to help deliver new affordable housing in the city in partnership with the city’s registered social landlords.
This funding - allocated through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme - will be used to fund around 780 new housing approvals and will see the completion of over 1,453 new homes in Glasgow during 2021/22.
The award is the highest level of annual funding that Glasgow City Council has received since the transfer of the management of development funding from the Scottish Government in 2003.
The 2021/22 allocation brings the total funding that the local authority has received for affordable housing since 2003 to £1.298 billion.
The funding has been used to deliver 14,560 new affordable homes in Glasgow through the council’s work with its housing association partners over that period.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhood, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “We are is delighted with this record funding award, which will help the city as we recover from the pandemic, not only providing high-quality, low-carbon housing for residents in the city but also bringing a much-needed boost to the construction industry which will protect and create jobs. This funding will deliver economic, environmental and social benefits throughout Glasgow.”