Annie Macfarlane, Vice Chairperson of Govanhill Housing Association, today (12 October) said:
“The original aim of the South-West Govanhill Property Acquisition and Repair Programme was to purchase around 80 properties over two years and we reached that target after just one year, then passed the milestone of 100 purchases in recent weeks, so it is encouraging that we are successfully taking housing into the social rented sector.
“We welcome the announcement of further funding from the Scottish Government, which will allow us to continue to make important progress in buying and repairing properties. The aim of the programme is to provide better living conditions in the area, while also helping to tackle overcrowding and deliver a more effective system of property management and maintenance.
“Although the programme has achieved a lot within a short time, addressing the issues that exist in South-West Govanhill requires a long-term approach, which we hope will continue to be supported by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.”