West Lindsey District Council have been awarded over £37,000 from Central Government to help provide support for vulnerable renters.
The funding was announced as part of a £65 million Government national support package for vulnerable renters across the country, delivered by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
The funding is being provided to local councils to support low-income earners in rent arrears – helping to prevent homelessness and support families get back on their feet.
Deputy Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Anne Welburn, said: “As a council, we want to use this opportunity to spread awareness as far as possible across the District - and the message is clear – if you are struggling to pay your rent, get in touch.
“The Home Choices Team at the Council can be reached via phone or via email – Monday-to-Friday – from 9-5pm, and will be happy to assist. There is no shame in asking for help – whatever age or position in life you are at – and getting that little assistance getting yourself back on track.”
Home Choices Team Manager, Rachel Parkin, said: “As mentioned by Deputy Leader Cllr Welburn, our team will help you as much as possible if you need that little bit of help getting through a tough time, or getting back on your feet.
“Get in contact with us if you really need support – or some help getting through rent payments over the next month or so – if eligible, we will help and provide payments straight to your landlord. Our number is 01427 676676 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need that extra support, do not hesitate.”
For more information on Home Choices, visit the West Lindsey Home Choices website.