Tenants from Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Community Housing received free benefit checks to boost incomes by over £5 million
Evidencing the link between the Local Housing Allowance freeze and homelessness
Policy in Practice has been commissioned by the Local Government Association to examine the relationship between the freeze in Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and the costs of homelessness to local authorities. The project is driven by the four-year freeze on LHA rates that will end in 2020. It gives an evidence base for the robust correlation of the LHA rate and homelessness costs and the model developed will provide the basis of an interactive modelling tool, allowing the LGA and policymakers to explore the effects of varying the LHA and its impact on homelessness and costs.
Universal Credit: making it work for supported housing residents
As Universal Credit full service is rolled out, supported housing residents are having to make and manage a Universal Credit claim for their personal needs. Riverside, YMCA, St Mungo’s, and the Salvation Army jointly commissioned Policy in Practice to investigate how Universal Credit would need to be adapted to work in practice for residents in short-term supported housing. Policy in Practice has undertaken qualitative analysis, a review of relevant literature and a series of discussions with providers, tenants, welfare experts and government officials.
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Benefit capped households are set to double as a result of the interaction of the COVID-19 measures and the Benefit Cap. We examine why, for the GLA.