Landlords help homeless young

LANDLORDS could help young people who have become homeless in the district.

East Lindsey District Council is encouraging landlords to allow young people, who are ready to move from the council’s supported housing accommodation, to move into their properties.

Coun John Upsall, Portfolio Holder for Housing Support, said: “Often young people become homeless through no fault of their own and it’s important we give them an opportunity to get back onto their feet and live an independent life.

“The young people remain in the accommodation provided by the council until they have proved that they can manage all housing related matters, so they have experience of successfully managing their own tenancy.

“After moving into the landlord’s accommodation the council will continue to provide support to the young person.”

Landlords are being invited to an event at the Trinity Centre in Louth on November 29 at 6pm where they can find out more about how the project, which can under certain circumstances offer a direct payment of rent to landlords and continued support for the young person.