Yesterday, the Elim Group Board discussed the recent statement on Housing Associations Evictions published by the National Housing Federation. We are pleased to confirm our commitment to the three key principles outlined in this statement.
During the pandemic and beyond, we are committed to:
1. Keeping people secure at home
No one will be evicted from a housing association home as a result of financial hardship, where they are working (or engaging) with their housing association to get their payments back on track.
2. Helping people to get the support they need
Elim and other housing associations will continue to help residents to access benefits and other support to alleviate financial hardship, including supporting people to get into work where possible.
3. Acting compassionately and quickly where people are struggling
Elim and other housing associations will work with any resident who is struggling to pay rent to make arrangements that are manageable for them in the long term. Legal action will only be taken in serious circumstances – for example as a last resort where a resident will not agree a plan with their landlord to pay their rent, or where it is needed urgently in cases of domestic abuse or of antisocial behaviour that is putting other residents or communities at risk
Read the full statement produced by the National Housing Federation here.