Earlier this week, Rettie released a report on the existing housing need in Scotland.

To read the full report, and comments from Rettie's Director of Research & Strategy, John Boyle, click HERE.

The report, Commissioned by Homes for Scotland and carried out by the Diffley Partnership and Rettie Research & Consultancy, found that over a quarter (28%) of households in Scotland face one of more forms of housing need.

The stark figure - equivalent to 693,000 households – comes following one of the most comprehensive surveys of its kind into the housing needs of the population.

The report shows that housing needs in Scotland have been significantly underestimated and there is an urgent need for more homes to be delivered across the country.

The report and its figures have been widely covered in the press this week and we hope this will allow a constructive relationship between the public and private sector to begin, before the housing crisis worsens. See the press coverage below to find out more:

Scottish Housing News - More than a quarter of Scotland’s households in housing need | Scottish Housing News

The Scotsman - 'Drastic and far-reaching' housing crisis laid bare as new study finds 693,000 Scottish households face hardship (scotsman.com)

Edinburgh Evening News - ​ ​Solutions for housing shortage crisis are as far away as ever - John McLellan (scotsman.com)

Housing LIN - New report finds more than a quarter of Scotland’s households are in housing need - News - Housing LIN

STV News - Over a quarter of Scotland’s households in housing need, report finds | STV News

Inside Housing - Inside Housing - News - Over a quarter of Scottish households in unfit housing, report finds

The Herald - We are failing to tackle the full extent of Scotland's housing need | The Herald (heraldscotland.com)

The National - No home should be lying empty in a housing crisis | The National