Camden Federation of Private Tenants
Tenants’ voice project – connecting renters with local authorities, so that issues are better understood, tenants’ voices are clearly heard, and local authority practice is improved.
Why we are funding this project
This project is part of the Nationwide Foundation’s Transforming the Private Rented Sector programme and one of seven tenants’ voice projects. The seven organisations, of which Camden Federation of Private Tenants is one, are helping tenants whose personal characteristics and circumstances mean that they cannot avoid the potential problems of living in the private rented sector – such as insecurity, poor living conditions, high costs and severe lack of choice – and which therefore puts them at increased risk of harm.
Tenants should be a central part of any changes to the private rented sector, yet their voices are often absent and excluded from meaningful debate. In response, the Nationwide Foundation’s funding for tenants’ voice is supporting private rented sector tenants by giving them a stronger voice in the debates on their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area.
Tenants will have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.
This funding will allow for the continuation of the Renters’ Rights London project for a further two years. The focus will be on connecting key officers and politicians with renters in London via the local democratic process, so that renters’ issues are better understood, their voices are clearly heard, and local authority practice is better developed to meet the needs of private renters in their area.
Year one of the project was also funded by the Nationwide Foundation and engaged with five local authorities in London to improve their work with private rented sector tenants, making them more aware of the issues facing the increasing numbers of private tenants living in their communities.Back to funding 2016–present