Grants for buy­ers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Hous­ing is the big­gest is­sue that I have dealt with in nine years as MSP for the Ruther­glen con­stituency.

The cases range from lo­cal peo­ple stay­ing in over­crowded or in­ad­e­quate hous­ing to land­lords putting rents up to un­ac­cept­able lev­els.

The crisis has been es­ca­lated by SNP cuts to bud­gets and a com­pla­cent at­ti­tude, re­sult­ing in 150,000 peo­ple on so­cial hous­ing wait­ing lists.

Lo­cal peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang need a plan that builds new homes and sup­ports ten­ants in pri­vate rented ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Labour have a pos­i­tive ac­tion plan for hous­ing to re­duce wait­ing lists by build­ing 60,000 new homes, cre­at­ing jobs.

We will help first-time buy­ers with a £6000 grant and act against rip-off land­lords by cap­ping rent in­creases.

Peo­ple de­serve de­cent and af­ford­able hous­ing. A vote for Labour in this elec­tion will achieve this.

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