Media Release: Tackle empty homes with new housing innovation fund

SHELTER Scotland welcomes the focus on innovation and value-for-money and calls on the Scottish Government to pay special attention to empty homes.

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity, says:

“Some of the £10 million earmarked for innovation would be well-spent bringing private sector empty homes back into use. £1 million could kick-start a programme of grants and loans aimed at tackling the blight of empty properties.”


Notes to Editors:

1.    Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter Scotland believes that everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.

2.    Spokespeople are available for interview, telephone the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line number is available for broadcast interviews.

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