New study shows someone loses their home every 19 minutes with those aged 16 to 34 the worst affected.
Increasing numbers of young Scots are falling into homelessness amid a housing crisis fuelled by crippling Tory welfare cuts.
Half those who feared losing their home or finding themselves on the streets are aged 16 to 34.
The figures show a higher proportion of young people bearing the brunt of our housing problem, according to research by homeless charity Shelter.
The crisis is reflected in a surge of applications to Shelter for help in the past year, when 21,000 Scots needed advice on keeping a roof over their heads.
Scotland’s renters also reported an alarming range of problems relating to housing costs, conditions and issues with landlords – resulting in 825,000 unique visits to Shelter’s online advice.
The charity’s deputy director Alison Watson said: “This report shows the disproportionate impact of Scotland’s housing crisis on young people and private renters, who are both over-represented in the number of people we helped.
“The terrible shortage of truly affordable homes, harsh welfare reforms, stagnant wages and the high cost of keeping a roof over their head are the main reasons driving people to ask for help.