Aberdeen to bring 500 properties back into use to support Ukrainians
Up to 500 empty council properties are to be renovated to help house people fleeing global conflict.
Aberdeen City Council is to spend £6.15 million bringing buildings back into use as part of a nationwide effort to accommodate people displaced by war in Ukraine.
The council has worked with partner organisations to support more than 1,100 people arriving from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria.
Councillor Miranda Radley, convener of the Communities, Housing and Public Protection Committee, said: “This investment will give people displaced by war in Ukraine a chance to resettle in our city and become part of our community.
“We are providing a home in the very real sense of the word. Coupled with the humanitarian aid provided by residents, Aberdeen has become a place of sanctuary where families and individuals can rebuild their lives.”
The funding was made available from the Scottish Government’s Longer Term Resettlement Fund.
Improved access to longer-term housing options will reduce dependency on potentially short-term accommodation.