Grants helping to fund improvements to private homes in Glasgow
Glasgow City Council’s Private Sector Housing Grant Programme provided £7.8 million funding to repair and maintain private homes over the course of the 2021/22 financial year.
This work includes fabric repairs and maintenance, and disabled adaptations, and with around 66% (over 208,000) of Glasgow homes in private ownership, it is therefore a key part of the city’s housing strategy priority of managing, maintaining and improving the existing housing stock.
The council has been working with housing associations across the city to improve privately-owned homes in areas including Calton, East Pollokshields, Ibrox/Cessnock, Govanhill and Priesthill.
Looking forward, the programme will help meet the council’s housing strategy commitments to the effective management, repair and maintenance and improvement of the existing housing stock, maximising the use of existing housing, and tackling energy inefficiency and climate change.
The council is working with Wheatley Group on the delivery of pre-1919 tenement repairs at two sites (part of the High Street Action Plan) and with Linthouse Housing Association, where five pilot closes have been identified as part of work there to address common fabric issues in older tenements in the area.
Councillor Kenny McLean, convener for housing at Glasgow City Council, said: “The improvements to people’s homes in Glasgow brought about by the Private Sector Housing Grant Programme are a valuable part of our work to improve and maintain housing in the city. The success of the programme at number of locations confirms this value, and we can look forward to more improvements around High Street and Linthouse in the near future.”