Between April and October 2023, Saffron spent £130,000 helping tenants struggling to pay their rent, as part of our Tenancy Sustainment Fund (TSF).
The fund was successfully used to support 331 households who were on low incomes, partial Universal Credit or Housing Benefit.
This help meant that tenants were supported to pay the increase in rent from the previous year.
We approved 95% of the applications we received, with most of these households in a difficult position due to a shortfall in Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.
The TSF will be available again in the 2024 financial year, and we will be publishing the new forms on our website in early Spring.
If you are worried about being unable to pay your rent, or if you would like to know more about the fund, please get in touch with your Income Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.