Responding to new figures from Shelter which show 43,000 people became homeless in Scotland last year, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:
“The number of people rough-sleeping or living in temporary accommodation in Scotland is devastating.
“Thousands of families are squeezed into substandard spaces, a generation of young people are struggling to find a home they can afford and many spend night after night in the cold.
“Poor quality housing and life on the streets take a huge toll on people’s mental and physical health. The Scottish Government urgently needs to build more homes for social rent, while the UK Government must end botched and cruel social security policies which are putting people at greater risk of homelessness."