University of St Andrews

McKee Contributes to Affordable Housing Debate

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Dr Kim McKee, and colleagues from Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield Universities, presented findings from their research on affordable housing need at a roundtable discussion of key Scottish housing experts on the 11th August.

Commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations the research provides a pan-Scotland estimate of affordable housing need.  It updates a previous exercise conducted almost a decade ago for the Scottish Government.

The roundtable discussion held in Edinburgh enabled the research team (Powell, Ferrari, McKee and Dunning) to present their findings in more detail, explaining the methodology adopted.  This was followed by break-out group discussions centred on the findings and their implications for Scotland's affordable housing programme going forward.

The final report will soon be published by Shelter Scotland.  Delegates on the day were drawn from organisations including the Scottish Government, the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Wheatley Group, the Royal Town Planning Institute, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, the Scottish Housing Best Value Network and Homes for Scotland