Date lodged: 6 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of spending from the Islands Housing Fund, and (a) how many and (b) where houses have been built.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 25 April 2017
The Scottish Government has received expression of interest to the Islands Housing Funds that could deliver in the region of 100 homes, however projects have a natural time lag between a scheme launch and being ready to go on site as participants seek the relevant permissions. The following table provides a breakdown of spend from the Islands Housing Fund for both feasibility work and the main fund for housing investment. None of these projects have completed so, at this stage, no houses have been built using the fund. The first Islands Housing Fund homes are expected to complete by the end of May 2017.
Isle of Rum Community Trust
Mull and Iona Community Trust
Argyll & Bute
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Staffin Community Trust