It was a pleasure to welcome the Scottish Government's Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, to the East End to formally open the new Headquarters of Tollcross Housing Association.
Whilst visiting the Association, both myself and Kevin were also able to see first-hand some of the newly built homes on Dunira Street, Tollcross.
Housing remains the single biggest issue we have here in Glasgow East.
After decades of underinvestment in the housing stock by Labour and Conservative Governments - coupled with Margaret Thatcher’s disastrous Right to Buy policy - it's only now that we're finally seeing significant efforts to tackle the social housing crisis and stem the tide.
The SNP Government has set an ambitious target for local authorities and housing associations to build 50,000 affordable homes by the end of this Parliament in 2021 and I'm absolutely delighted to see Tollcross Housing Association playing their small part towards achieving this.
Tollcross isn't the only Association building in the East End and I'm looking forward to many more groundbreakings and home unveilings in the weeks and months to come.
Watch my video update from the visit below.