Lib Dems call for action on homes for social rent

Scottish Liberal Democrats today called on SNP Ministers to deliver more homes for social rent as a research from Shelter found more than 1 million (53%) 18-44 year-olds in Scotland say housing problems are forcing them to put their lives on hold.

Social Security spokeswoman Caron Lindsay said:

"Quality, warm housing is a basic human right and these findings are hugely concerning. That fact that so many people are delaying life choices because of housing issues shows just how much work needs to be done to tackle Scotland's housing crisis. 

"We know that the number of families in temporary housing has remained stubbornly high with the failure of the SNP to meet their pledge on socially rented housing causing real difficulties."

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP added:

"Families who are struggling to make ends meet are unlikely to be able to secure a mortgage. Buying a house is not an option for many Scots and we need the government's housing policy to reflect this fact. Yes we need more affordable homes but these should particularly focus on homes for social rent.”

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