Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sector Calls On Government To Delay Supported Housing Changes

Housing figures have called on the new government to put back controversial plans to change the funding of supported housing, due to the current political hiatus.  Housing association leaders and trade bodies said ministers should put a halt to proposals to cap supported housing benefit payments at the level of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). The government had planned to introduce this controversial cap from April 2019, with local authorities to provide top-ups for costs above the LHA rates through devolved ringfenced funding. Read more on Inside Housing.

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