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Press Release

MSP announces Investment in affordable housing in East Ayrshire

Published date : 15 Jun 2017

£34.8 million allocated to East Ayrshire Council over next three years.

More than £34 million is being allocated to East Ayrshire Council in a major Scottish Government commitment to stimulate investment in affordable housing.

For the first time, details have been confirmed of each local authority’s full funding allocation for affordable housing over the next three years.

The move is designed to help local authorities and house-builders plan their investment and provide certainty on the amount of funding available until 2021.

In 2018-19, £10.446 million will be allocated in grant funding to East Ayrshire Council – rising to £11.818 million in 2019-20 and £12.609 million in 2020-21.

Announcing the funding, Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman said this would support the government’s ambitious commitment of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.

She said: “We are ensuring that East Ayrshire has homes that are high-quality, efficient and affordable.

“Today, we are announcing to local authorities how much money they’ll have to invest in affordable housing until the end of this Parliament. It means they can plan these new affordable homes now - with the certainty that the funding will increase year-on-year.

“This is also an important signal to the house-building sector in Scotland and demonstrates our commitment to the industry and the estimated 14,000 jobs our affordable housing supply programme supports each year.”

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Council (East Ayrshire), Housing and Planning
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