Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th December 2017.

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing projects on Help to Rent and on a national rent deposit guarantee proposed by Crisis in its report, Crisis Help to Rent programmes.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

My Department welcome's the work carried out by Crisis. We have committed £20 million funding to improve access to the private rented sector for those who are, or are at risk of, homelessness or rough sleeping, and are currently considering how best to use this.

This comes on top of £28 million funding for 3 regional Housing First pilot schemes which will offer permanent homes to homeless people.

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