The Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) worked closely with house builders, councils and lending institutions to develop the original NHT model for councils and developers. So far, deals have been secured with 15 developers for the delivery of over 1250 homes across 10 council areas through this version of the initiative – supporting around 1600 jobs in the construction industry and wider economy. Almost 800 homes are completed, with hundreds more in the pipeline across the country.
NHT has also inspired others to look for new ways to boost affordable housing supply. For example, Stirling and Scottish Borders Councils will deliver up to 375 homes through a local variant of NHT, and Albyn Housing Society will deliver the first NHT for RSLs project.