PlaceShapers statement on the impact of proposed supported housing rent changes

This briefing by the PlaceShapers network of community-based housing associations calls for all supported housing schemes to be exempt from the Government's changes to social housing rent levels.

It highlights that rents in such schemes provide the income to cover the support and care that goes alongside providing a home and such charges are very often covered by housing benefit (HB) for people who are unable to work.

It points out that the cut to social housing rents announced in the Summer Budget and the future capping of HB at local housing allowance (LHA) levels announced in last month's Spending Review represent a major threat to the financial viability of such schemes.