THE value of homes built and fully occupied across the Scotland-wide National Housing Trust (NHT) programme has surpassed the £100 million mark and is benefiting many local SMEs working across the construction sector.
Managed by the Scottish Futures Trust, NHT is an award-winning programme aimed at delivering affordable-rent housing.
Since its launch in 2010, contracts have been signed to build over 1,250 NHT homes at 32 locations across 10 local authority areas.
Marking the £100 million milestone, Gary and Nicola McIntosh and their two children are the latest family to take keys to their new NHT property situated on a small development in Kiltarlity near Inverness, built for the Highland Housing Alliance by local SME William Gray Construction and managed by the Highland Housing Alliance.
Christa Reekie, commercial director at SFT, explained, “The total value of homes being built across the NHT programme has reached nearly £200 million.
“However, the real and tangible value of the programme is that hundreds of people are now living in quality, affordable-rent homes and is allowing construction to start which is benefiting many SMEs across the country.”