Rent Support Programme

Kineara’s Rent Support Programme works to prevent homelessness by supporting people who are at risk of eviction to stay in their home

Evictions are on the rise across our cities, and tenants often find themselves without anywhere to turn.

Being ‘housing insecure’ can be a source of enormous stress in our lives, and often, it is more than one thing that can lead us into a situation of insecurity.

The Rent Support Programme works with tenants to resolve rent arrears by exploring how challenges in other areas of life have contributed to arrears. Over 10 intensive weeks, we tailor a programme to work holistically to address the risk of homelessness, eviction and any other issues which affect their residency; often triggered by a variety of complex and challenging situations.

While the focus of the programme is resolving rent arrears, what is most important to us is making sure our families and residents are in a stronger, happier and more stable place than at the start.

The Rent Support Programme has worked with residents of Poplar Harca, City of London, Southern Housing Group and Origin Housing, and has a 92% success rate in preventing evictions.

How RSP can work for housing providers

This programme is designed to offer housing providers an alternative to the financial and social costs of eviction.

Tenants with multi-complex needs are given intensive one-to-one support, and within 10 weeks over 85% of the residents we work with have begun repaying arrears.

Not only that, our unique services include finding educational, employment and training opportunities; supporting residents’ issues with drugs and alcohol; uncovering and accessing support for mental health and learning disabilities, among many other things.

Kineara’s clients say they feel more supported, less stressed and more confident following our 10–week programme.

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The workers they have time for you’re and explain things. They listen to you and give you direction. Doing this had showed me you can do things. I know now that I can do it.

Our Objectives

  • Prevent eviction and homelessness
  • Support tenants to take steps to overcome barriers to employment or education, improve wellbeing and enable stability
  • Rebuild relationships and improve communication between tenants and their housing provider
  • Support vulnerable tenants to understand and manage their finances
  • Enable residents to make regular rent payments through a sustainable and agreed plan

Why Choose Us?

92%

success rate in stopping evictions

92%

repaid some or all arrears

53%

given mental health support

39%

support with education or employment

For more information about how RSP could work for you, please contact us.

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