27,000 on council housing list

27,000 on council housing list

It has been revealed that it will take at least 16 years for Edinburgh to clear its current council housing waiting list.

Forth News can reveal it'll take around sixteen years for Edinburgh to clear its council housing waiting list - and that's if no-one else joins it.

Latest figures show nearly 27 thousand households are waiting for a home, but only around sixteen hundred properties become available in a year.

There are calls for more affordable housing to be built across the city to reduce the scale of the problem.

We have been speaking to Head of Services at charity Shelter Scotland, Alison Watson:

Councillor Cammy Day said: "The council continues to build more and more affordable housing.

"But unless we get a huge investment somewhere else along the line we'll continue to have a backlog."