Council welcomes funding to create new affordable housing

The new cash will support the work of the Council's new empty homes task force

The Scottish Government has announced funding of £750,000 for Edinburgh to help bring 70 empty homes back into use.

Councillor Cammy Day, Housing Leader for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "Setting up an empty homes task force was one of the first commitments delivered by the capital coalition following the elections in May. I'm delighted that Link Housing Association, a key member of the task force, has been successful in securing this funding. This underlines the co-operative approach we are taking to addressing the housing and other challenges that the city faces. We will continue working with Link and other partners in the task force on reducing the number of empty homes in the city."

In September, the Council announced that it was setting up an empty homes task force, working with other organisations in the city on various initiatives to bring more housing into use.

For more information on the scheme see the Government's empty homes pages.

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