06.10.2008 - Scotland: Churches provide affordable homes
From Scotland.gov.uk: Empty churches and underused church land could help address Scotland's affordable housing shortage. Communities Minister Stewart Maxwell praised 13 Scottish church bodies which have joined forces with the Scottish Government to promote greater use of surplus church properties and sites for affordable housing. The Church Property & Housing Programme aims to help supplement the mainstream affordable housing programme, and contribute to sustaining rural communities. It encourages and supports churches in making surplus property available for much needed-affordable housing..... Full Article: Source