Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North

Private Rented Sector Access Fund

Author: Chloe Smith, Updated: 06 March 2019 11:47

This week I received a letter from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government updating me on the Government’s efforts to support the homeless.

As you can see from below, the Government is delivering a significant funding programme of £19.5 million to support the homeless or people at risk of homelessness by securing them accommodation in the private rented sector. This funding will go directly to the local councils in England, including Norwich City Council, who will then support access to the private rented market and maintain their tenancies.

This package fits into other work carried out by the Government including a £1.2 billion funding programme to tackle homelessness and the Homelessness Reduction Act which ensures more people receive the help they need, at an earlier stage.

The Secretary of State says that “Everybody deserves a stable, safe and secure place to call home. It is vital we give people facing homelessness a route out of it and a chance to rebuild their lives.”

The issue of homelessness has been raised to me by my constituents, which is why I am glad to share this update of what the government is doing.