Our pioneering Safer Renting programme is being rolled out in Hounslow, Croydon, Enfield and Waltham Forest.
Recent years have seen a drastic increase in the numbers of people living in sub-standard, insecure or exploitative private rented housing. Many have no recourse to public funds or are not in contact with support services. We launched Safer Renting to respond to this serious crisis.
Supported by the London Housing Foundation, Safer Renting provides specialist casework support to households in need. The team works with Local Authorities across London to identify vulnerable households and provide them with the support they need to protect their rights, prevent homelessness and improve their housing situation.
The project pilot began in Hounslow in early 2016 Due to high demand, we’ve expanded to work in three more boroughs: Waltham Forest, Croydon, and Enfield.
To learn about how we tackle criminal landlords and help people protect their rights, check out the latest Safer Renting blog posts: www.ch1889.org/blog/2017/legal-system-failing-courteney-safer-renting-blog/