LGA responds to support package for renters

“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties."


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Responding to a £65 million package announced by government to support vulnerable renters, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said:

“It is good the Government has acted on the concerns of councils about the financial impact of the pandemic on private tenants and the potential increase in homelessness as a result.

“This funding should provide some much-needed reassurance to many private renters who are genuinely at risk of losing their homes because of financial difficulties.

“Longer-term we look forward to working with Government on a cross-departmental plan to tackle homelessness. Fundamental to this is building more social housing, which is why we are calling on government in next week’s Spending Review to give councils the powers and resources to deliver a house-building programme of 100,000 social homes for rent a year.”