Homelessness funding

Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has announced an £18.5million package of funding to support the work of the voluntary sector in tackling rough sleeping. This is made up of:

  • £8million to Crisis over the next 2 years to expand its scheme to get single homeless, including ex-offenders, into the private rented sector and to support them in the accommodation
  • £1.5million to Homeless Link, the national umbrella organisation for homelessness charities, to help the voluntary sector across the country work more effectively with the single homeless and to promote good practice
  • £3.4million for the National Homelessness Advice Service run by Shelter and CAB; NHAS supports the provision of effective debt and housing advice by the CAB and local authorities across England
  • £150,000 to UK Refuges Online which helps tackle domestic violence
  • £8.45million a year to the Mayor to commission and run pan-London rough sleeping services currently run by the Department for Communities and Local Governmnet. These include emergency accommodation, cold weather shelters, a street rescue service and tenancy sustainment teams.

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