PE01686: Homelessness crisis in Scotland

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Sean Clerkin


Date Lodged: 07 March 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to front load £40 million of £50 million from the Ending Homelessness Together Fund allocated for the core homeless over the next five years to be used in the next year to build new homes and refurbish existing properties so that the core homeless have safe, secure, and comfortable homes in tandem with support services in an expanded housing first policy.

Petition History:


10 May 2018: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, COSLA, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and Shelter Scotland. Link to Official Report 10 May 2018

13 September 2018: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Local Government and Communities Committee for future consideration within its work on this issue. Link to Official Report 13 September 2018.

30 January 2019: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders, on the basis that the evidence received did not support the action called for in the petition. Link to Official Report 30 January 2019.
View link to Local Government and Communities Committee's consideration of the petition.

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