£2m funding from the government for a homelessness renting scheme
- 19 May
One homelessness charity's homelessness private rented programme has been awarded a £2m grant by ministers.
The programme is run by the homelessness charity Crisis and, is designed to match good landlords to homeless people and help them with deposits and budgeting advice.
The additional £2m from the Communities and Local Government department will support the scheme, which over the past three years has funded 153 projects, which helps over 8,000 homeless people find stable housing, reports Inside Housing.
Over the next two years Crisis aims to help 2,250 homeless people find new homes.
Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: "We know that private renting has the potential to provide decent and stable homes for homeless people. But many will struggle to do this on their own. The projects that Crisis supports are crucial. They help vulnerable people to find suitable, lasting tenancies whilst setting the standards for others to follow."
Kris Hopkins, housing minister, said: "We are determined to help prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. That's why we have invested £470 million over four years to ensure that support is available to the most vulnerable people across the country. The £2 million to Crisis will help 2,250 single homeless people get the support they need to get into homes and start to rebuild their lives."
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