Published: 26th Jun 2019

The Nationwide Foundation will award £800,000 of funding to support private rented sector tenants by giving them a ‘stronger voice’ in the debates on around housing in their area. The charity says tenants should be a central part of any changes to the private rented sector, yet their voices are often absent and excluded from meaningful debate. Organisations will use the funding to provide tenants with greater access to information and advice on the private rented sector, enhanced understanding of their rights, safe places to come together, support to speak up and opportunities to work together. The Nationwide Foundation’s tenants’ voice programme currently supports projects that specifically help tenants whose personal circumstances – such as low-income, disadvantaged and vulnerable households – mean that they cannot avoid the potential problems of living in the private rented sector. Last month, a report by the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint found that young people … (To read the full article, subscribe below)