Commenting on Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a new SNP housing target, Scottish Liberal Democrat South Scotland MSP and housing spokesman Jim Hume said:
“The SNP have already reneged on their existing housing target. They promised to build 30,000 homes for social rent during this Parliament but moved the goal posts to include affordable homes, pushing social housing to the margins.
“Shelter has said we need 10,000 new homes for social rent to be built each year to start to meaningfully tackle Scotland’s housing crisis.
“This announcement may have gone down well in the conference hall, but people living in communities right across South Scotland screaming out for proper investment in socially-rented housing will take SNP promises on housing with a very large pinch of salt.”