Salford City Council‘s Private Sector Housing Strategy aims to improve life chances in deprived communities. The private sector housing stock in Salford accounts for 68.5% of Salford’s homes; of these, 11 % are in the rented sector, of which 37.2% are in poor condition and fail to meet the decency standards.
The aim of this strategy is to build better lives by improving conditions in private sector housing to ensure that the housing policy is linked to improving life chances in deprived communities. Salford City Council has a dedicated Home Improvement Agency that works with homeowners and private landlords to assess individual needs and to provide support services from referral through to the completion of works.
Street UK Homes has been working with Salford City Council for nearly 10 years in delivering these services and providing loan servicing, collections, and fund management services.
lIn 2016/17, Local Authorities, working with Street UK Homes, provided £1.9million in loans, helping more than 126 individuals improve their homes, well-being and their overall health.