Crisis private renting team helps secure 8,000 tenancies

Almost 8,000 homeless people have found new homes with help from a funding and advice programme run by Crisis.

The Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme is managed by a  specialist housing team at Crisis has funded and supported 153 local housing schemes across England in the last three years.These local schemes recruit and support landlords, offer help and advice to tenants on finding suitable accommodation, offer bonds and help with rent in advance and help with budgeting and paying bills amongst other services.

The Department of Communities and Local Government has backed this national programme of advice services with £10.8million in funding.

Sarah Mitchell, Head of Private Renting and Housing at Crisis, said: “I’m very proud of the dedication and expertise shown by the Private Rented Access Schemes. It is very tough to find a place to live if you are single and homeless. Many people need a helping hand to get themselves back on their feet.”

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