Extra millions have been allocated to West Dunbartonshire Council to deliver affordable homes over the next three years.

The local authority will receive £21.6 million from a national total of £1.3 billion between now and 2021.

It will be used to help achieve the Scottish Government’s ambitious aim to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, of which 35,000 will be available for social rent, by that date.

The grand total includes an additional £80 million which the Government announced last week.

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Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “We believe that everyone should be able to live in a warm affordable home.

“Our investment and delivery of affordable housing is the biggest since devolution and I am determined to see it benefit communities across Scotland.

“This investment backs up our ambitions with financial certainty. We will continue to work in partnership with councils and housing associations to deliver quality homes to meet local needs.”

Councillor Kelly Parry, COSLA Community Wellbeing spokesperson, said: “I am pleased to acknowledge the additional resources that will come to councils in this financial year and in 2020/21 to support the growth of affordable housing for all in our communities.”

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