Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing:Written question - HL1943

Asked on: 12 October 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to increase access to Managed Payment to Landlord Alternative Payment Arrangements for private tenants who have difficulty budgeting on a monthly basis.
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Answered by: Baroness Buscombe
Answered on: 25 October 2017

We have introduced an initiative to make our work coaches “Housing Confident”. Housing Confident means Work Coaches are better able to identify claimants who may be experiencing housing pressure. It also focusses on how work coaches support our claimants and introduce Alternative Payment Arrangements, including Managed Payment to Landlords where necessary.

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