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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

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Supported housing funding to be retained in housing benefit 16/08/2018 Labelled as Legislation, Tenants

The Government announced on 9 August 2018 that housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing, reversing previous proposals set out in a consultation paper last year.

 

The Government has previously published proposals in November last year and invited comments on new ways of funding supported housing, including grant funding for short-term provision, such as hostels and refuges, and a 'Sheltered Rent' for sheltered and extra care housing.

 

Under the model proposed, councils would have received funding from the Government and paid short-term supported housing rents to housing providers at their discretion.

 

Now that the Government has opted to keep funding within housing benefit, this means residents will claim housing benefit as they do now through the welfare system, with their rent normally being paid directly to their landlord.

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