Council’s cash grant to help prevent homelessness in Welwyn Hatfield
A COUNCIL has received a “much-needed” injection of Government money to help struggling homeowners and tenants during the economic downturn.
Welwyn Hatfield Council has been given a �38,000 grant which will be used for two new homelessness prevention initiatives in the borough.
The first, a rent deposit scheme, will help those faced with homelessness to secure rented private accommodation, with the council giving a guarantee for private landlords, in place of a cash deposit from the tenant.
The second, a spend to save scheme, offers those threatened with homelessness a one off payment of up to �500 to help with the costs associated with keeping a home, such as court fees, or to help people secure a new property, for example moving costs.
Councillor Roger Trigg, executive member for housing, said the schemes will be a “real lifeline” to those who face losing their home during the recession.
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“This much-needed boost represents a real investment in the prevention of the long-term problems associated with homelessness,” he said.
The grant is available now.
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To find out if you are eligible call the housing options team on 01707 357618.