Friday, 10 June 2016

Benefit Cap Puts Supported Housing At Risk

Council leaders have called for supported housing to be exempt from the housing benefit cap to prevent the most vulnerable people from losing their homes. The Government will decide in July whether the housing cap will apply to supported accommodation. However, the Local Government Association (LGA) warned those living in this type of housing would be unlikely to have enough money to cover the higher rental costs.This could see councils having to find other suitable accommodation for tenants, and some people may even be forced to remain in hospital due to a lack of homes. The LGA also said the cap could force many supported housing schemes to close if it was applied to them. Read more on the LocalGov website.

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