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£266 million housing fund for vulnerable people

By July 21, 2020National News

The next step in the government’s plans to help ensure some of the most vulnerable people in society continue to have a roof over their heads and are helped into long term accommodation was launched today by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. 

From 18 July, councils and their local partners can apply for funds from the government’s Next Steps Accommodation Programme to cover property costs and support new tenancies for around 15,000 vulnerable people who were provided with emergency accommodation during the pandemic. 

This programme now takes total government support for homelessness and rough sleepers to over half a billion pounds. This will help ensure as few people as possible helped off the streets and into accommodation during the pandemic return to sleeping rough and help to break the cycle of homelessness for good. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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