Posted on September 28, 2020 at 1:04 PM
The Scottish Government is establishing a new £10 million fund to support people struggling to pay their rent due to financial difficulty associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting later this autumn, the Tenant Hardship Loan Fund will offer interest-free loans to those unable to access other forms of support for their housing costs. We’ll provide more details to members on this as soon as they are available.
The Discretionary Housing Payment fund, which tenants in receipt of benefit can apply to for further financial assistance, has been increased by £8 million in response to the pandemic.