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Ross Thomson

North Lanarkshire Council's housing service offering support for tenants during cost-of-living crisis

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, North Lanarkshire Council’s housing service is offering a range of support to help tenants remain in their homes.

NLC’s Tenant Sustainment Policy sets out housing service’s proactive approach to tenant sustainment with the council asking tenants to seek help and advice as early as possible to allow them to put support and referrals in place and reduce housing crisis.

The policy aims to minimise tenancy breakdowns, evictions, and abandonments as well as preventing housing crisis and homelessness.

“We work closely with our tenants from the moment they sign a tenancy agreement with us,” said the council’s Housing Committee convener, Councillor Heather Brannan-McVey.

“From the first steps, we identify any potential vulnerabilities or sustainment issues and intervene early to ensure support is in place to stop tenants and their families from being at risk of losing their tenancy and becoming homeless.

“The cost of living crisis is impacting on tenants and families, many of whom may never have been in the position of looking for assistance, and we would urge anyone who is worried or maybe a bit behind with their rent, not to put off getting in touch.

“Together with our networks and partnerships we have access to a range of referral routes and services to help tenants.

“We know the risks that can cause tenancy issues, for example, households with additional support needs or people who are isolated and lonely, and families experiencing domestic abuse or young people just moving in to their first home.

“Whatever the issue, we can provide information and support to help people and families across North Lanarkshire’s communities to remain in their homes.”

If you need help or advice please contact your local housing office.

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