Homelessness

Rent Deposit Scheme

This scheme is to offer help to households that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through no fault of their own. The scheme is available to those who have approached and been accepted for assistance by the Housing Options Team pending affordability checks.

What can we do?

This scheme helps you by offering an interest free loan to cover your first month's rent and deposit, and may be able to help with any admin fees.

This loan is repayable over a 3 year period at a level that will be affordable to you. Properties offered will be on Assured Shorthold Tenancies for at least 6 months.

For more information about this scheme please call the Housing Options Team.

Information for Landlords

If you own a property and are interested in making your property available to those who qualify for the scheme please call the Housing Options Team.

Please note that we do not take over any management duties of the property or stand as guarantor for any tenants.

Page last updated: 30/05/2017