Merton’s Housing Service is pleased to announce that it has beaten the target set by central Government to have no families with pregnant mothers or dependent children in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation for more than six weeks.
The target set in June last year was reached in February this year by implementing a number of schemes, including the Landlord Sponsor Scheme. The scheme works with residents to assist them in finding accommodation of their choice in the private housing sector, working with private landlords, making it a financially viable option for them to commit to residents for two years.
Paul Ryrie, Head of Housing at Merton said this about making the target:
“We are extremely pleased that we have met the March 31st target set by central Government in June last year, with weeks to spare. Staff within the housing service worked incredibly hard to meet the target, creating and implementing new initiatives to keep families in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation for the shortest time possible.”