Monday, 27 June 2016

Landlords Call For Supported Housing Funding Changes

The government should cap supported housing management costs and stop funding them through housing benefit, a group of 100 housing associations has recommended. Umbrella body Placeshapers said the management costs charged by supported housing providers “would require a new, separate funding stream outside of ongoing housing benefit… capping management fees and clear parameters for eligible services”. In its response to the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) consultation on the future funding of supported housing, Placeshapers said such a move would address fears that the housing benefit bill is “out of control”. Read more on the Placeshapers website.

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