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Can the private rented sector in the East Midlands house more homeless people?

Can the private rented sector in the East Midlands house more homeless people?

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Can the private rented sector in the East Midlands house more homeless people?

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  1. Can the private rented sector in the East Midlands house more homeless people? Adam Knight-Markiegi Policy Officer

  2. Sitra champions excellence in housing, support and care

  3. The project • Brief • Current situation facing vulnerable groups • Future impacts • Making best use of PRS • Approach • Small scale • Mainly qualitative • Practical

  4. Tenant view • Mostly negative • Housing benefit problems • Choice and flexibility better in PRS • Need help with deposits • Value floating support • Most prefer social housing

  5. Landlord view • Most prefer ‘no DSS’ • Put off by LHA delays • Tenants not “responsible” • Contrasting views on shared housing • Mixed experiences of LA services • Want vetting, LHA quicker and guarantees

  6. LA worries • Funding squeeze • Welfare reform • Poor quality housing • Enticing landlords • Not attractive to tenants • Pushing out vulnerable tenants

  7. Working with the market • Increasing supply • Improving quality • Matching demand and supply • Managing access • Managing properties • Promoting good practice • Regulation

  8. Barriers and risks • Barriers: • Tenancies • Housing benefit • Funding cuts • Future risks: • Welfare reform • Funding cuts + changes • Non-statutory groups • Wider housing market

  9. Contact Sitra • Policy, representation, membership • Advice, information, publications, helpline • Consultancy: service development, tendering • Training: public programme and in-house • Conferences, seminars, events management Sitra 020 7793 4710 adamk@sitra.org www.sitra.org Twitter.com/sitrapolicy sitraceo.wordpress.com