Author Topic: Gr. Manchester wins funds to buy homes for the homeless  (Read 219 times)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55208787

Hundreds of homeless people could be provided with their own home in north-west England due to a new £20m fund, housing officials have said.
Greater Manchester will receive a £5m share of the initial investment to buy and renovate 50 houses, and could secure another 100 properties.
Simon Chisholm, from social investment firm Resonance, said the need for affordable housing was "significant".
Salford mayor Paul Dennett added that it was a "positive contribution".

The Local Democracy Reporter Service said houses and flats will be bought through a new round of the National Homelessness Property Fund, launched by Resonance, and leased to housing associations and homeless charities.
It will be funded by local authorities in Greater Manchester, the regional pension fund and social impact investors Big Society Capital.
People who are on local authority housing waiting lists in the area in which the properties are located will be offered homes with a minimum 12-months tenancy.

A Resonance spokesman said they would be offered tenancies with social landlords such as housing associations and councils.
He added: "Tenants will only ever be evicted for a serious breach of their tenancy."
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Re: Gr. Manchester wins funds to buy homes for the homeless
« Reply #1 on: 17:54:31, 08/12/20 »
What defines “serious breach of tenancy “, .maybe better to review tenancys every six months for a period,

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« Reply #2 on: 20:10:26, 08/12/20 »
What does breach of tenancy mean?

Your landlord will be breach of your tenancy agreement if they (or their agent) fail to comply with any of its terms: for example, the terms relating to access, reasonable peace, comfort and privacy, and repairs and maintenance. ... A Tribunal order that you pay rent to the Tribunal, rather than to your landlord.
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« Reply #3 on: 20:39:22, 08/12/20 »
For the neighbours sake I think zero breach of rules would be more welcome

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« Reply #4 on: 20:42:26, 08/12/20 »
I hope that the acquired properties are within easy access to the city centre so they'll be able to do some begging and get some 'gear'.
But seriously I can't imagine any landlord getting away with evicting someone that was previously deemed homeless, the 'local democracy service' reporters will crawl all over them.
.    God help the prospective neighbours

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« Reply #5 on: 22:05:34, 08/12/20 »
Maybe they can be given houses in more salubrious areas