This brings new hope that this grave injustice can be stopped
They are not ignoring it anymore.
“Our attention now shifts to the Regulator and we will be sharing our evidence of the council’s ongoing failures from our Glasgow hub.”
According to Shelter, the SHR announced its intervention shortly before a permissions hearing was due to be held at the Court of Session on December 9, 2019.
That announcement led to Shelter Scotland saying it would to pause the first phase of court arguments to allow time to consider the scope of the regulator’s plan.
The charity began the legal challenge in August last year after official statistics were published showing the number of occasions Glasgow City Council had breached its legal duty to provide adequate temporary accommodation was continuing to increase year on year.
Shelter Scotland said money raised from the crowdfunder would go into its Strategic Litigation Fund for any future cases.
Mr Brown added that the situation in the city has not gone away and since August almost 100 more people have come to the charity to ask for support accessing temporary accommodation.
He said: “The inquiry from the Scottish Housing Regulator brings new hope that this grave injustice can be stopped without going to court. The regulator still has the option to replace the city council’s management team if they cannot show they are capable of upholding their legal duty to guarantee safe temporary accommodation to every homeless person who needs it.”
A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Shelter’s legal action had no impact on the Regulator’s decision and we welcome their move to abandon their court case.
“We are working constructively with the Regulator in order to improve homelessness services and our door remains open to Shelter to engage positively with us.”
Graeme Brown said the regulator inquiry is long overdue