Glasgow homelessness funding has been slashed once again.
Glasgow Labour MSP, Johann Lamont, requested the figures from the Scottish Government. They show that despite a four year rise from 2012/13 to 2015/16 funding has now dipped to below where it was in 2006/07.
Figures show 2006/07 figures were well over half a million pounds at £523,074. Funding dropped to £312,00 by 2011/12. The homelessness funding rose over the next four years to £406,827 - still not reaching the high level of funding in 2006/07.
Figures for 2016/2017 show that funding has been cut again - down to £396,934.
Ms Lamont said money and resources are needed to ease the situation in the city.
Ms Lamont went on to say: "The scale of the homelessness crisis in Glasgow has become more evident in recent weeks. These figures only tell us what we already know, there has to be real investment in services dedicated to tackling homelessness in the city.
Ms Lamont has also pointed out that the Scottish Government has slashed Glasgow City Council's budget by £377 million since 2007.
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