Call for group to focus on homelessness, rent and benefit issues in West Dorset

Call for group to focus on homelessness, rent and benefit issues in West Dorset

Call for group to focus on homelessness, rent and benefit issues in West Dorset

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COUNCILLORS called on West Dorset District Council to set up a group focusing on homelessness, rent and benefit issues.

Parliamentary candidate Ros Kayes proposed a motion that the group should monitor the impact of benefit changes on rent arrears and homelessness at full council yesterday.

Cllr Kayes also asked the council to continue to set money for Discretionary Housing Grant for 2015/16, now that the ringfencing has been removed, and to lobby government to continue the Homelessness Prevention Grant after 2015. She withdrew the motion on condition that the points can be considered by the next meeting of the Policy and Scrutiny Committee.

It was agreed with recommendation to accept the Housing Allocation Policy Review.

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8:35am Fri 9 May 14

wowfood says...

Can't comment on homelessness or benefits, but rent is just silly down here in sunny weymouth. I had a choice of buying a flat, or renting the same flat. Buying it (excluding the minimum deposit) costs around £450 per month, renting that same place costs £600 a month. (£550 if I'd gone for it a year earlier)

Renting is just in the range of silly down here, especially for what the average weymouth wage sits at.
Can't comment on homelessness or benefits, but rent is just silly down here in sunny weymouth. I had a choice of buying a flat, or renting the same flat. Buying it (excluding the minimum deposit) costs around £450 per month, renting that same place costs £600 a month. (£550 if I'd gone for it a year earlier) Renting is just in the range of silly down here, especially for what the average weymouth wage sits at. wowfood
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