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Affordable housing budget

 
May 25th 2009
 
Ross Finnie, MSP, the Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on health, challenged Alex Salmond over affordable housing investment in Scotland's two biggest cities during First Minister's Questions, following talks with the SFHA. Mr Finnie questioned the First Minister on why Edinburgh and Glasgow have not benefited from any extra investment in affordable housing for the last two years - and how they will meet homelessness targets. The SFHA has held talks with Mr Finnie and the Liberal Democrats along with the rest of the parties in Holyrood this week on securing an extra £30 million in the Scottish budget for affordable housing. The budget cleared its first hurdle this week, passing to committee stage, where it can be amended, before heading for a final vote in Parliament on 28 January.
 
 
 

December 2008

 

Contents

Squatting empty homes

Let's stop the move-ons

2012 and all that

A grim prediction

Winter warning from Spain

A dozen overdoses

Credit crunch Christmas - young most at risk of homelessness

Obligatory shelters in France?

Five shot at homeless camp in LA

Lidl says sorry

Credit crunch Christmas - street sleepers double over six months

Squatting couple killed by teen brothers

Poncho is back

City move-on charity wins award

Alcohol-related death in Reading

Credit crunch Christmas - recession hits homeless charity

Royal visit

McKellen backs gay homeless charity

Russian bomb hoaxer seeks good food

Arlington House landlords under investigation

Secret suicide

Curating the homeless

The Terminal

Cold snap

What does the word 'recovery' mean?

The homeless heroes - the cast

Don't put your eggs in one basket!

Shelter Scotland is 40

The crunch that stole Christmas

Going for a song

Capital expenditure

Walk this way

Result!

Empty buildings warning

Affordable housing budget

 

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