Responding to the Housing Minister's visit to affordable housing in the Scottish Borders today, a spokesperson for homeless charity Shelter Scotland said the waiting lists are long.
- 11,983 social rented sector homes in 2011-2012
- Loss of 1,251 affordable homes between 2001-2002 and 2011-2012
- 89 households living in temporary accommodation in March 2013
- 497 households assessed as homeless in 2012-2013
A charity in south-west Scotland say they have helped 1,500 families who were at risk of losing their homes in the past 10 years.
Shelter Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway are now warning that the problem is only going to get worse.
Our reporter Matthew Taylor went to meet one man who is struggling to keep the roof over his head:
A charity in south-west Scotland say they have helped 1500 families at risk of losing their home in the past 10 years.
Shelter Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway say the situation is getting worse.
One of the people they have helped is Peter Thomson, who lost his home after injury forced him to stop work as a farm labourer.
Shelter Scotland helped him to find accommodation and a new job but he says he still fears losing his house.
The Dumfriesshire branch of Shelter Scotland is celebrating ten years of delivering homelessness and housing supports to people across the region.
Local MSPs, MPs and councillors are joining staff members at an exhibition in Dumfries, highlight the work of the charity.
The service in Dumfries has helped more than 1500 families and individuals since it first began in 2003, and former and current users of the service will be at the exhibition to chat about their experiences.
The charity employs eleven people who are responsible for delivering housing support and financial advice across the region.