Right to adequate housing in jeopardy

Homelessness in Scotland is expected to rise by 50 per cent over the next 25 years, according to new research from Heriot-Watt University.

The research, commissioned by homelessness charity Crisis, found that although Scottish Government plans to build 35,000 homes for social rent will help slow down rising levels of homelessness, the number of people either sleeping rough, staying in hostels, living in unsuitable temporary accommodation or ‘sofa surfing’ will rise to 12,200 by 2021 before increasing to 18,100 in 2041.

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