Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland and housing spokesperson, has consistently challenged the SNP for reneging on its pledge to build 6,000 socially rented homes each year of this parliamentary term.
The MSP repeated his concerns today following the publication of a report over the weekend which revealed the scale of the housing crisis across Scotland.
The report was commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Jim Hume MSP said:
“The SNP ditched their pre manifesto pledge on social housing and have only made piecemeal offerings on affordable homes in recent years.
“The result is that housing in Scotland is at crisis point with hundreds of families across Scotland spending Christmases in temporary accommodation, and thousands more on waiting lists for social rent housing. That is unacceptable.
“After their broken promise on their flagship pledge to build 6,000 socially rented homes each year of this parliamentary term and with housing completions down, people will want to know what steps the SNP are taking now to tackle the crisis in social housing.
“A good first step is for Ministers to start listening to what the experts and charities are saying.”