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, and for many the private rented sector is now their only option.
As the number of people living in the private rented sector is set to increase, Fair Housing Futures wants to ensure that tenants have access to decent, secure and affordable homes.
Over the next five years, The Fair Housing Futures Partnership Board and The Nationwide Foundation will invest £1.2 million in improving the experience of renting for vulnerable tenants in Greater Manchester, by striving to improve housing policy, practice, and options.
Led by the Fair Housing Futures Partnership Board, we will working with local authorities and organisations across the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, to find collective solutions to the issues facing vulnerable tenants.
We’ll identify these issues by gaining a better understanding of Greater Manchester’s private rented sector, through talking to tenants and landlords. Identifying solutions to these issues through our Test and Learn Grants programme, we'll help build a private rented sector that works for all.
Over the next five years Fair Housing Futures will:
Map the patch
Mapping the private rented sector will give us an up-to-date and evidence-based understanding of the sector in Greater Manchester.
Amplify tenants' voices
Our Tenants’ Voices programme will engage with tenants and landlords to co-develop effective change.
Test innovative ideas
Our Test and Learn Grants programme is piloting trailblazing solutions to the issues faced by vulnerable tenants in the private rented sector.