Hous­ing boost

Ayrshire Post - - Cumnock And Doon Valley -

An in­creased fund­ing al­lo­ca­tion of £ 11.2mil­lion means more af­ford­able homes are set to be de­liv­ered across East Ayr­shire in the next fi­nan­cial year.

In­creases have been guar­an­teed for the next three years, ris­ing to £ 11.8 mil­lion in 2019- 20 and £ 12.6 mil­lion in 2020- 21.

Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment will bring the over­all fund­ing al­lo­ca­tion for af­ford­able hous­ing across all coun­cils to £ 1.79 bil­lion by 2020- 21.

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Kevin Ste­wart said: “Af­ford­able hous­ing is about more than just bricks and mor­tar – it pro­vides safe, warm homes, and de­liv­ers great ben­e­fits for East Ayr­shire and the coun­try as a whole.

“The most re­cent sta­tis­tics show we have de­liv­ered al­most 72,500 af­ford­able homes since 2007 and we are on track to de­liver at least 50,000 over this Par­lia­ment, backed by over £ 3 bil­lion.

“That is the sin­gle big­gest in­vest­ment in, and de­liv­ery of, af­ford­able hous­ing since de­vo­lu­tion.”

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