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Almost nine in 10 Scottish people think government should guarantee housing for all, survey reveals

By 30/11/2020No Comments

The vast majority of Scottish people believe the government should be responsible for ensuring all citizens have access to a decent home, a poll by CIH Scotland has revealed.

Callum Chomczuk, national director at CIH Scotland, said: “Despite a number of other issues, including COVID-19 and Brexit, it is very heartening to see that housing remains a top public policy priority for many Scots.

“Research published earlier this year makes it clear Scotland needs at least 53,000 social and affordable homes over the next five years and in in the 2020 programme for government, the first minister spoke about a new 20-year vision for good-quality, zero-carbon housing with access to community services, transport links and green space and substantial new funding for housing in the next parliament.

“It is clear from this poll that the people of Scotland are looking to the Scottish government to continue to invest in housing to ensure that everyone in Scotland has a home that is warm, affordable and accessible. We look forward to seeing these priorities reflected in the upcoming Scottish Government budget for 2021/22.”

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