Living Rent

Funding at a glance

Programme: Transforming the Private Rented Sector
Amount: £56,829 grant
Approved: 2019
Timescale: Two years
Status: Funding in progress

Tenants’ voice programme – providing new tenant union neighbourhood branches to support tenants on low-incomes or of migrant backgrounds in Glasgow.

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 Living Rent 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.

Strategic purpose

Tenants will have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.

Project description

Living Rent is creating two new branches of the Scottish Living Rent tenant union in the Shawlands and Govanhill areas of Glasgow. These communities have been chosen so that Living Rent can focus on engaging and empowering tenants on low-incomes or from migrant backgrounds; circumstances which can exacerbate the challenges of living in the private rented sector.

Living Rent

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