Shrewsbury Homes for All – Tulip Project

Shrewsbury Homes for All – Tulip Project

Shrewsbury Homes for All has launched a new project to serve both landlords and tenants.  Many people have lost their jobs or are on reduced hours and so reduced income.  This is leading to difficulties paying rent which is not good for either tenants or landlords.

SHFA has experienced staff who can help with:

  • benefit claims and ongoing variations to the amount paid
  • ensuring that all correct benefits are claimed
  • understanding of tenancy agreements and the options for both landlord and tenant
  • implications of allowing rent arrears to accrue for future options for housing

We believe that what is good for landlords is also good for tenants.  If rents can be paid, landlords are able to meet their commitments and tenants are securely housed.  If a tenancy has to end, we can assist with advice on options for future housing and finding good tenants for the property.  The benefits system can be confusing for those who have not encountered it before and clear impartial advice which is non-judgemental will help first time claimants to navigate their way through the process.

Following the initial advice and support, there will be options for our tenants to move to our ongoing support service and for landlords to join our existing rent account service, striving to ensure that correct benefits are received to contribute to the required rent.

Chairman, Brain Parr said “We are pleased to launch this new venture in memory of our former chairman, Christine,  which hopefully will allow us to provide help and advice to local landlords and tenants to guide them through a difficult time.”

Chief Officer, Joanne Gough, “SHFA has over 25 years of experience supporting private tenants and landlords and we know that what’s best for tenants is best for landlords as well”

Shrewsbury Homes for All is a registered charity, (number 1141044) established in 1993.

We work to help those who are homeless, in housing need or who need help to avoid homelessness.

We do this by providing:

  • independent housing advice
  • matching landlords and potential tenants and supporting both throughout the tenancy
  • a rent account scheme
  • floating housing support for at least 48 people at any time
  • drop-in support

These services link together to reduce homelessness in the Shrewsbury area and improve the quality of life for all who contact the charity.

Contact Joanne Gough, Chief Officer 01743 231415    joanne.gough@shfa.org.uk

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