More affordable housing needed to address homelessness, says COSLA
  • Twitter icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Send an email

COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson has commented following the release of updated homelessness statistics by Scottish Government earlier today.

Cllr Maureen Chalmers, COSLA Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing stated,

I am really concerned about the increasing number of people who are homeless and the growth in rough sleeping across Scotland.  While councils work hard and in partnership with the Scottish Government and those in the third sector, our ability to offer support and accommodation is becoming overtaken by need’.

‘More affordable housing is required, if we are to avoid more local authorities joining the three who have already declared local housing emergencies’.  ENDS

Further information

The Scottish Government released statistics on Homelessness updated to 30th September 2023 today.

You can find these statistics on the Scottish Government website here: Homelessness in Scotland: update to 30 September 2023 - (