Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

More shelter to help homeless people in Edinburgh

A scheme giving landlords the chance to provide accommodation to the homeless through council lets has been awarded.

Link Group Ltd will be delivering the Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme.

It is aimed to provide a major source of rented accommodation for homeless people in the capital.

Edinburgh City Council said the scheme had supported more than 4,000 people through a network of 1,600 properties since it was launched five years ago.

Councillor Paul Edie said: "Schemes like PSL, where we work with private landlords to free up housing in the private rented market to those people who need it most, is paying dividends."

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