Congratulations to Runnymede Borough Council who have successfully secured Government grant funding to support private rented sector households who have fallen behind on rent payments during the pandemic.
The £70,000 grant, secured by the Council’s Housing team, will help to prevent homelessness and support families back on their feet. Announced in a press release last week, this funding will help residents who are behind on rent. Landlords with tenants in rent arrears are urged to contact the Council as soon as possible as the money must be allocated to those in need before the end of March 2022.
Cllr Jacqui Gracey, Chair of the Council’s Housing Committee, said: “The pandemic has undoubtedly created financial difficulties for many families and individuals on a low-income. We are delighted to have secured this vital funding to help support renters across our Borough who are having difficulty paying rent, preventing homelessness in the process.”
It is vital we support all those in need, especially as cost of living pressures are mounting. Our councils do an excellent job providing advice and support to all residents. If you or someone you know is struggling financially, please do contact your local council for advice. You can also receive support from Citizens Advice (www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/runnymede-spelthorne/).
For further information please see www.runnymede.gov.uk/news/article/43/council-secures-70000-grant-to-sup….