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£70,000 boost for region’s homeless
8:44am Friday 11th January 2013 in News
A programme which has helped more than 370 single homeless people in Yorkshire and Humberside into private rented accommodation since 2010 is to be expanded.
Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, has announced funding of £70,000 for the project.
The Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme, administered by Crisis and funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, provides 120 PRS Access Schemes across England that specialise in breaking down the barriers single homeless people face when getting into and keeping hold of a decent rented home.
Nationally, the scheme has helped 4,000 homeless people into decent homes since 2010.
The schemes recruit and support landlords and offer assistance and advice to tenants on finding suitable accommodation, paying a deposit and rent in advance and help with budgeting and paying bills amongst other services.
The programme started in January 2010 and by the end of 2012.
A total of 3,917 tenancies had been created by its 120 schemes.