The private rented sector is often associated with insecurity, poor living conditions, high rents and a lack of choice. Tenants often experience instability and inequality, but for many the private rented sector is now their only option.
Fair Housing Futures wants to ensure that tenants have access to decent, secure and affordable homes.
Nationwide Foundation have invested £1.2 million to improve the renting experience of Greater Manchester's vulnerable tenants. We're striving to improve housing policy, practice and options.
Led by the Fair Housing Futures Partnership Board, we're working with local authorities and organisations across all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs.
Talking to tenants and landlords, we’ve identified the issues that tenants are facing and gained a better understanding of Greater Manchester’s private rented sector. Now, we’re finding innovative solutions to these issues through our Test and Learn Grants programme.
Together, we'll help build a private rented sector that works for all.
Mapping the patch
Mapping the private rented sector has given us an up-to-date and evidence-based understanding of the sector in Greater Manchester.
Amplify tenants' voices
Our Tenants’ Voices programme engages with tenants to co-develop effective change, allowing tenants to be part of the debate around housing and have their voices heard.
Testing innovative ideas
Our Test and Learn Grants programme is piloting innovative solutions to the issues faced by vulnerable tenants in the private rented sector. Five projects were funded by the Fair Housing Futures Test and Learn Grant.