£21m funding for home improvements
Up to £21m will be invested in a new three year scheme to allow low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess announced.
The Help for Homes scheme targets those with limited income who meet the minimum equity requirements.
Unveiling details of the new scheme during a keynote speech at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations’ (GWSF) Conference on Regeneration, Mrs Burgess said:
“Housing is at the heart of the Government’s ambitions to create a fairer and more prosperous country, and that includes supporting homeowners in essential upgrades to enable sustainability at home.
“We recognise there are homeowners who want to look after their homes and make them more energy efficient but are unable to afford to carry out work, particularly those who live in tenements. The Help for Homes funding will help homeowners with limited income to combat this.
“That is why the Scottish Government is tendering for a Help for Homes pilot scheme, which will see vulnerable homeowners given help to carry out vital improvements to their homes.”