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Council calls on landlords in Lincoln to support homeless people

Laura Gavin 7 December 2017

 

The City of Lincoln Council, in partnership with social inclusion P3 charity, has launched a campaign to encourage landlords to rent their properties to P3, allowing them to offer some of the City’s most vulnerable people somewhere to call home.

P3, who are working with the City Council and other agencies to address the growing issue of homelessness in Lincolnshire, are offering lease arrangements for landlords with private rental properties in Lincoln. 

The charity offers ‘guaranteed rental income and hassle-free letting’, managed entirely by P3, who pay any tenancy deposits, and take on full responsibility for maintenance and repairs. In return, landlords can offer people without a home the chance of a new start in life.

'Life-saving' support for people who are homeless

Joanna Gray, Private Housing Liaison Officer at the City of Lincoln Council said:

“P3 provide essential and often life-saving support for the most vulnerable people in our community and the City Council is very pleased to be working with P3 to encourage local landlords to rent their properties through the charity, thus providing much-needed accommodation options for people who have found themselves street homeless.”

The campaign is to support the new ACTion Lincs programme, which is using Social Impact Bond funding from Central Government to offer accommodation and integrated, multi-agency support to 120 of the county’s most entrenched rough sleepers. P3 are leading on the programme, in partnership with all eight local authorities across Lincolnshire, as well as other local organisations such as Addaction and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Finding a home

P3 Lincolnshire Operations Manager Jonny Goldsmith stated:

“ACTion Lincs will offer support to people who have spent long periods of time – often years – sleeping on the streets of Lincolnshire. The commitment from all partners has been quite remarkable, and we’re confident that the people we are supporting will have access to the support services that they need. However, in order for those services to be effective, the people we are supporting will need a place to call home – and that is why we’re reaching out to the local community for help with accommodation.”

To find out more about P3’s property letting services, see our page on information for landlords.

 

 

 

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