Skip to main content

Language: English / GĂ idhlig


Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-28294

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 21 June 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will maintain funding for Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans until the end of the current parliamentary session, and what clarity it can provide regarding future funding plans for subsequent years.


The Scottish Government provided local authorities with funding of £8 million per annum between 2019-24 to implement Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans (RRTPs). RRTPs set out each local authority’s five-year plan to transition to rapid rehousing, including through the delivery of Housing First.

In recognition of the positive impact of rapid rehousing for people experiencing homelessness and the challenging context in which RRTPs have been delivered, including a pandemic and cost of living crisis, the Scottish Government provided a one-year extension to this funding in 2024-25.

The Scottish Government evaluates the impact of RRTP funding via annual local authority monitoring returns. Future funding will be considered as part of the Scottish Government’s usual budget setting processes.