Category: Press Release

Benefit Changes Drive Increase in Homelessness from Rented Housing

Changes to the benefits system are behind the decade-long increase in homelessness from private rented housing, according to a new report published today. Research by the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Residential Landlords Association has found that a key driver of homelessness from the private rented sector has been the introduction in 2008 of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA), as a way of calculating Housing Benefit payments for low-income households.

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RLA senior researcher nominated for top award

RLA senior researcher Dr Tom Simcock has been named one of the property industry’s rising stars, reaching the final of the British Property Federation’s (BPF) Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards. Since joining the Residential Landlords Association in 2016 Dr Simcock’s work has been hugely influential.

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