02-10-2019, por Libby Brooks
Glasgow council facing court action over lack of housing for homeless people
Shelter Scotland is to launch a significant court action against Glasgow city council, with the charity claiming it has illegally denied temporary accommodation to homeless applicants thousands of times over the past two years.
In a legal action that could have consequences for local authorities across Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity is on Wednesday seeking a judicial review of the council’s actions after its own figures revealed that 3,365 applications for temporary accommodation had not been fulfilled in the year up to March 2019, compared with 3,055 over the previous 12 months.
In 2001 the Scottish parliament passed legislation that was considered groundbreaking at the time, requiring councils to provide a minimum of temporary accommodation, advice and assistance to all applicants assessed as being homeless. (Continua)