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East London Housing Partnership - New Routes Scheme

Project summary

New Routes will deliver rent deposits for a number of non-priority single households (or couples) when homelessness prevention has failed.  

The objectives of the New Routes project are to:

  • Prevent homelessness where possible.
  • Prioritise applicants where rough sleeping is imminent.
  • Provide access to rent deposit and assist with accommodation procurement.
  • Link to the proposed ELHP New Leaf model to prevent repeat homelessness, provide tenancy training and ongoing support.

Accommodation will be largely shared accommodation, including outside of London (subject to appropriate needs assessment).  ELHP is working with Credit Unions to make small loans available to applicants to top-up the rent deposit grant, subject to appropriate affordability checks.

Clients

Who is eligible?

A rent deposit and procurement service, adopting a psychologically informed approach and providing pre tenancy training to help to avoid repeat homelessness.

 

Referral will be by completing a referral form and emailing to NewRoutes@elhp.org.uk.

 

Eligibility

  • Only open to people with recourse to public funds
  • Low support needs (a person who is reasonably independent and capable of managing day to day with minimal support input or a person with confidence and abilities to sustain their recovery/journey towards independence)
  • Single or couples
  • Non-priority homeless so unable to access other statutory services and / or not eligible for an internal rent deposit scheme, or cannot access it for some reason (e.g. long waiting list)
  • Homelessness prevention attempts by the local authority or another organisation for assistance have not been successful
  • People with a local connection (defined by residency or employment) to the boroughs signed up to the project

 

If the above conditions are met, a referral should be referred to the project for an assessment.

Client services

The objectives of the New Routes project are to:

  • Prevent homelessness where possible.
  • Prioritise applicants where rough sleeping is imminent.
  • Provide access to rent deposit and assist with accommodation procurement.
  • Link to the proposed ELHP New Leaf model to prevent repeat homelessness, provide tenancy training and ongoing support.

 

How are referrals made

The project is open to PRS tenants from London Boroughs Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower hamlets, Waltham Forest and the City of London

Other information

Organisation: East London Housing Partnership

Type of organisation: Local Authority & Social Landlords

Last updated: 20/11/2018 14:56

Local Authority: All London, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, City of London, Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge, Havering London Borough Council

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