Response: LHA Targeted Affordability Funding

By: Kate Webb  Published: July 2013


Shelter response to Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on Targeted Affordability Funding to increase Local Housing Allowance rates.

Summary

The over-arching objective to guide allocation of the TAF should be to ensure that low income households are able to access accommodation across a reasonable spread of geographic areas. Households who are unable to access affordable accommodation will be at risk of homelessness. We recommend that DWP continues to consult with stakeholders as it develops plans to allocate the TAF. We would welcome to opportunity to comment on draft proposals for allocation or to share evidence from our services if DWP officials have queries about particular areas.

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