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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-22759

Shelter Scotland's Social Housing Campaign

Submitted by: James Dornan, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Sarah Boyack, Angela Constance, Annabelle Ewing, Christine Grahame, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Gil Paterson, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Sandra White

That the Parliament acknowledges the launch of Shelter Scotland’s new Social Housing campaign on 21 September 2020, which it understands is its biggest campaign to date; notes the positive impact that building and maintaining social housing can have, including on tackling child poverty, meeting climate change targets, stimulating the economy and creating jobs; recognises the progress made by the Scottish Government on meeting its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes, including 35,000 for social rent, during the course of this parliamentary session, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; acknowledges recent research from Shelter Scotland, CIH Scotland and SFHA calling for 53,000 affordable homes, including 37,100 for social rent, in the next parliamentary session to reduce housing need in Scotland, and wishes Shelter Scotland all the best as it campaigns on social housing in the coming months.