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District councils and the Private Rented Sector

Category: DCN Updates | Reports
Published: 26 November 2020

District councils and the Private Rented Sector: Working Together to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Tenants and the Local Economy


Covid-19 has had a wide-reaching impact on housing and the welfare of citizens around the UK. Districts have been on the front-line, providing housing support, getting rough sleepers off the streets, working with community members and volunteers to deliver food to the shielded and as well as much more.

This report outlines how the housing sector does not just provide accommodation but also determines the health and welfare of people because if Covid-19 has proven anything, it’s that housing and health are intrinsically linked. Additionally, we have consulted our 187 members to generate best practice for dealing with issues that arise within in the private rented sector.


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