Local MSP Maree Todd, SNP, has welcomed the announcement of a further £1.75 billion Scottish Government investment in affordable housing across Scotland, which includes almost £9 million of investment in Orkney.
Councils and house-builders across Scotland’s 32 local authorities will have the opportunity to plan ahead with grant subsidies guaranteed, for the first time, for the next three years until 2021.
In 2018-19, £532 million will be shared amongst local authorities – rising to £591 million in 2019-20 and £630 million in 2020-21.
Maree Todd said:
“The announcement that Orkney will receive £8.948 million over the next three years provides the certainty that the islands and the sector needs to keep progressing.”
“Committing funding until the end of this parliament will help ensure that Scotland leads the way in building homes that are high-quality, efficient and affordable, and will strengthen our house-building sector and the estimated 14,000 jobs that the affordable housing supply programme supports each year.”
“The SNP believes that everyone in Scotland deserves a warm, affordable home and with a huge number of affordable homes approved last year, we are making great progress towards that aim.”