Public Petition PE1686: Homelessness Crisis in Scotland


Background and Evidence

Occasionally, subject Committees have public petitions referred to them by the Public Petitions Committee. These petitions will concern topics covered by the subject Committee's remit.

Petition PE1686 by Sean Clerkin:

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to front load £40 million of £50 million from the Ending Homelessness Together Fund allocated for the core homeless over the next five years to be used in the next year to build new homes and refurbish existing properties so that the core homeless have safe, secure, and comfortable homes in tandem with support services in an expanded housing first policy.

This petition was referred to the Local Government and Communities Committee by the Public Petitions Committee on 13 September 2018. That Committee's consideration of the petition can be found at the following link:

Link to Public Petitions Committee Consideration

Local Government and Communities Committee Consideration

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Committee considered the petition on 21 November 2018:

The Committee agreed to keep the petition open and write to the Scottish Government to seek its views on the issues raised in the petition:

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning replied to the Convener's letter on 10 January 2019:

The petitioner wrote to the Committee on 14 January 2019:

Wednesday 30 January 2019

The Committee considered the petition on 30 January 2019:

The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders, on the basis that the evidence received did not support the action called for in the petition.

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