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LIFE ON MARS THE NEW APPROACH TO MEETING HOUSING NEED IN MANSFIELD PRESENTED BY VICKY PALMER. What is MARS?. M - Mansfield A - Associates R - Rented S – Solutions Working together with private sector landlords to deliver good quality , affordable housing since December 2007.

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life on mars the new approach to meeting housing need in mansfield presented by vicky palmer
LIFE ONMARSTHE NEW APPROACH TO MEETING HOUSING NEED IN MANSFIELDPRESENTED BYVICKY PALMER

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

what is mars
What is MARS?
  • M - Mansfield
  • A - Associates
  • R - Rented
  • S – Solutions
  • Working together with private sector landlords to deliver good quality, affordable housing since December 2007.

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

why mars
Why MARS?

December 2007

  • Approximately 4,000 households registered for re-housing.
  • 50 – 70 new applications for re-housing per week.
  • 193 households registered as being in priority need of re-housing.
  • This week there are only 20 properties available to let.

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

what do we offer
What do we offer?
  • Up to 2 years guaranteed bond
  • One month rent in advance
  • Up to 2 years tenancy support
  • Dedicated landlord liaison officer

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

how does it work
How does it work?

Approved Properties

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Approved Tenants

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Guaranteed Bond & Rent in Advance

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

how does it work6
How does it work?

Approved Properties

  • Inspected to HHSRS standards
  • Affordable rent levels
  • Agreed service level agreement
  • Gas Safety and Energy Performance Certificates
  • Proof of ownership and financial security

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

how does it work7
How does it work?

Approved tenants

  • Formal application process
  • Previous tenancy history
  • Anti-social behaviour checks
  • 2 character references

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

what have we achieved so far
What have we achieved so far?
  • 105 tenancies
  • 56 landlords
  • Typical waiting time less than 3 months
  • 63% reduction in repeat homelessness
  • Improved tenancy sustainability– of tenancies established since September 2009 only 2 ended and in a planned way.
  • 31 empty properties brought back into use since September 2009.

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

what next
What next?
  • Continue to develop training and apprenticeship opportunities through MARS
  • Build on the number of empty properties brought back into use by sharing the learning of other good practice organisations
  • Gather and review feedback from partners to continue to deliver good practice
  • Share learning and good practice with other organisations
  • Review and develop

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed

over to you
Over to You

Any Questions?

Mansfield District Council

Creating a District where People can Succeed