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Neil: Universal credit chaos shows why Britain needs a 'help to rent' project

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Neil: "Ministers need to make sure vulnerable people are protected. We need to find ways of reassuring landlords whilst also supporting homeless people to find and sustain a tenancy. The DWP “alternative payment agreements” are clearly failing and the government is reluctant to use them further." 

"That’s where “help to rent” projects might work better. Such projects support tenants to overcome the financial obstacles that so often trap people in homelessness, such as the need for a deposit and rent upfront. At the same time, they alleviate landlords’ concerns by providing pre-tenancy training for tenants, ongoing residents’ support and a suite of services for landlords."

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