Porchlight crowned Private Renting Champion
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Porchlight, a charity that helps homeless people find a place to call home, has been crowned a Private Renting Champion by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
The charity has helped 135 homeless people find and keep private rented housing in the last year, and is supported by Crisis which runs a national advisory service for organisations that help single homeless people find and keep a private rented home.
This work was supported by Department of Communities and Local Government with start-up funding over three years of £11m.
Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: “Homeless people really struggle to overcome so many hurdles when trying to find a decent place to call home. The work of organisations like Porchlight is crucial. Crisis is really pleased to acknowledge their efforts through this Champions award.”
Chris Coffey, head of youth and community services at Porchlight, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated as a PRS Champion. It is a real recognition of the hard work that has gone into setting up our schemes and in particular our approach to using trained volunteer mentors to ease the transition to the private sector, ensuring people can sustain their new tenancies. We are looking forward to offering advice to other organisations that are helping vulnerable people to move forward with their lives.”
Porchlight is looking for landlords with available properties in Kent. Visit the landlord pages of the website to find out more.