Prisk announces £1.2 million for single people
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Housing
Prisk unveils £1.2 million help for single people
Housing Minister Mark Prisk has announced that £1.2 million will help thousands of vulnerable people into the rented homes they need.
Visiting the London Crisis Skylight Centre, the minister said the cash will extend the charity’s work through the Crisis Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme and provide housing help for single people at risk of homelessness, who are unable to find private accommodation on their own.
The Private Rented Sector Access Scheme, run by Crisis with government support, has helped nearly 4,000 people find the rented homes they need in the last two years.
Already established in 120 areas across England, the scheme offers single people the advice and support they need to find and sustain a private rented tenancy, helping them overcome hurdles like budgeting and paying a deposit and working with local landlords to ensure the homes provided are suitable, safe and secure.
The £1.2 million will extend the programme, creating a further 23 local schemes. It aims to help a further 1,300 people in the next year.
Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: “To have already helped 4,000 homeless people into decent homes is an incredible achievement … Challenging conditions in the private rented sector make this work difficult but all the more important as people struggle to make ends meet.”