Regional News Victoria Barker 03/03/2022

Financial support extended for those in Kent with Covid-related arrears

A financial support scheme introduced in Kent to help renters and homeowners facing arrears due to the pandemic has been extended.

Last year, every local authority in Kent received a £175,000 government grant, designed to help those at risk of becoming homeless due to a build-up of arrears.

The deadline for claiming support was originally set at end of March, however this has now been extended by three months. The local authorities are now able to distribute the funding to those who need it up until  the new deadline of. 20th June 2022.

Kent Housing Group, a forum for housing organisations in Kent and Medway, made a successful bid to Kent County Council for a total of £2.5 million from the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF).

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  • Picture caption: Sharon Williams, Chair of Kent Housing Group