Land­lords can put up the home­less

Coun­cil

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Land­lords will be able to of­fer their prop­er­ties to the home­less to be used as tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion un­der a newPeter­bor­oughCity Coun­cil scheme.

The ini­tia­tive will be one of three which the coun­cil will roll out af­ter re­ceiv­ing new­gov­ern­ment­fund­ing­for the next three years.

The coun­cil will share £481,200 be­tween now and 2018/19 with other au­thor­i­ties in Cam­bridgeshire af­ter they­madea­joint­fund­ing­bid to the Gov­ern­ment.

Chief In­spec­tor Rob Hill, head of the Safer­Peter­bor­ough Preven­tion and En­force­ment Ser­vice, said the three schemes “in­cludes an ini­tia­tive which al­lows land­lords to let their prop­erty through a coun­cil-run ser­vice - prop­er­ties which will sub­se­quently be used to ac­com­mo­date home­less house­holds.

“Other schemes in­clude the cre­ation of the pri­vate l and­lord l i ai­son ser­vice which would act as a me­di­a­tor to pre­vent a land­lord from tak­ing evic­tion ac­tion against a ten­ant.

“A home­less­ness preven­tion hub will also be cre­ated to al­low land­lords and other agen­cies to re­fer house­holds at po­ten­tial risk of home­less­ness so that sup­port can be of­fere­dat the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity.”

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