RLA Response to announcement on funding to support homeless people into rented housing
Responding to the announcement of that the Government is formally launching its fund to support councils to house those who are or are at risk of becoming homeless in private rented housing, David Smith, Policy Director for the Residential Landlords Association said:
“With over one million households waiting for a social rented home, increasing numbers of councils are now turning to the private rented sector to provide homes for the homeless.
“We strongly welcome the formal launch of the Government’s access fund, as announced in the Budget last year and campaigned for by the RLA and Crisis. Homeless tenants face the most difficult financial pressures which this funding could play an important part in addressing, whether it’s support to provide a deposit or ensure rent payments are made.
“Such funding however needs to be matched by an ambitious programme to see more homes of every tenure developed. This includes homes for private rent.”
Source of information RLA