Last year Harrow Council ran a scheme during the winter months to prevent homelessness, by supporting residents in rent arrears in the private rented sector and those trying to secure accommodation in the private rented sector. This winter Harrow Council have again received extra government funding, as a top up to the Homeless Prevention Grant. Councils have the flexibility to target the additional financial support at those who need it most – this may include helping households at risk of eviction pay off their rent arrears or supporting families struggling to secure a home with their deposits.
Harrow Council will be assisting residents who either self-refer or are referred by a local partner organisation, based on their individual circumstances. Applications should be made using the dedicated webform. The scheme ends in March 2023.
The webform is now live at www.harrow.gov.uk/winterfund.