Glasgow City Council outlines £8m grant programme to upgrade PRS homes

PRS housing stockAn £8 million grant programme to improve private housing in Glasgow has been approved by the local authority for the next financial year.

Glasgow City Council’s Private Sector Housing Grant programme (PSHG) includes works such as disabled adaptations, lead pipe replacements and support for maintenance to allow energy efficiency measures such as wall insulation to take place, is undertaken to ensure the council can achieve a key priority of its housing strategy: to ‘manage, maintain and improve’ Glasgow’s existing housing stock.

The grant programme is recognition that such work is needed to maintain thriving neighbourhoods through attractive, good quality housing and supporting regeneration and improving energy efficiency.

Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The council is committed to ensuring that all our residents live in quality housing, and this programme to support those living in privately-owned homes underlines this commitment.

“Whether it’s ensuring that factors carry out their duties responsibly, funding home adaptations for disabled people, or supporting repairs for tenements - a key part of the city’s built heritage - we will do all that we can to maintain and improve the homes of the people of Glasgow.”

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