Greenwich Private Rented Sector
For many people social housing is not an available option. The private rented sector can offer significant benefits to some people if the right support is available.
In partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Thames Reach helps to secure access into run the private rented sector for people aged between 18 and 34 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and whose needs can be met within a shared housing environment. The aim of the Greenwich Private Rented Sector Scheme is to improve access to shared accommodation within the private sector.
The scheme develops a network of private landlords who agree to make available good quality accommodation. Staff mediate between the landlord and client by helping with viewings, the sign-up process, claiming housing benefit and resolving tenancy difficulties or breakdowns.
Referrals are via Greenwich’s Housing Options Service team.