Housing First Update


Desperate to find out how Housing First is being ramped up across Scotland? The brand-new monthly tracker is now available to view here .  This update from GHN will provide details of tenancies, progress towards targets and other information that’s available to share. More on Housing First in this blog by Claire Frew, our Policy and Impact Manager.

Some key points highlighted in the latest Housing First Scotland tracker are:

  • The number of new Housing First tenancies started during January 2019 was 10, bringing the total number of tenancies to 39.
  • For tenancies beginning in January 2019 the average length of time before moving in was 51 days, with the average time for the programme to date is 47 days.
  • The number of tenancies sustained so far is 39 – 100% of the total tenancies started.
  • No tenancies have been ended so far as a result of eviction, abandonment or planned move and so there have been no subsequent homelessness applications made because of someone leaving their Housing First tenancy.

For Pathfinders and leaders the next Housing First Connect invite event will be held at Dundee Discovery Point, Riverside Drive DD1 4XA on 27 March. If you, or your organisation, have a significant stake in the implementation of Housing First in Scotland and would like to attend please get in touch to check availability. Attendance is subject to places being available for this popular event. Telephone 0141 420 7272 or E-mail: housingfirstscot@ghn.org.uk