Help to Rent is a term for projects which provide support to landlords and tenants to make the Private Rented Sector (PRS) a successful housing option. Typically these projects support tenants who are moving away from homelessness or on a low income and therefore would find accessing and maintaining a home in the PRS challenging.
Social lettings agencies are also a form of Help to Rent project which generate an income to support their work. Information and guides to support you to develop one are in these pages.
We are campaigning to lobby government to provide financial support to Help to Rent schemes and to underwrite a national deposit scheme for homeless people accessing the PRS. We know directly how much Help to Rent projects can help those people for whom the range of government Help to Buy initiatives simply do not provide an affordable home. Please support our Home. No less will do campaign.
If you are already delivering a Help to Rent project or looking to set one up you will find a range of materials and best practice to help you below. If there is anything you can’t find then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org