A homelessness charity is calling for landlords to come forward with accommodation for clients to be housed over Christmas.
Harbour Housing, a charity operating in Cornwall, has received a £45,000 grant from the Nationwide to operate a landlord incentive scheme.
The funding allows three months of support by the charity for the landlord and tenant; other financial incentives are also available to landlords to avoid payment delays if the tenant claims Universal Credit or similar benefits.
Many of the tenants will not have had a permanent home of their own for some substantial period.
Tenants go through a course prior to occupying a property to demonstrate they can live independently, including managing money, paying bills and looking after a home.
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