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Measures drawn up to help council home tenants in Wolverhampton with rent

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | Coronavirus | Published:

New flexible measures have been drawn up to help tenants in council homes who may struggle to pay their rent amid coronavirus.

Wolverhampton Council

Tenants in Wolverhampton will need to contact their managing agent, Wolverhampton Homes or their Tenant Management Organisation, about their situation for advice.

But Wolverhampton Council chiefs stressed no enforcement, or evictions, would take place during the "difficult time".

People will be offered advice, guidance and potentially a revised payment plan for those most in need.

Residents must continue to pay their rent – with missed payments need to be paid at a later date.

Councillor Louise Miles, Wolverhampton Council’s cabinet member for resources, said: “These are unprecedented times and we know people are worried about how they will pay the bills if their income drops. We wanted to make it clear that the council stands ready to support people through the uncertainty.

“People will still need to pay their rent in full, but this announcement is about providing flexibility if you need it and identifying financial advice you may need.

"We want people to contact us if they face difficulty paying so that we can talk through their individual circumstances, so please work with us to let us help you."

Wolverhampton Homes can be contacted by calling 01902 556789 or visiting https://www.wolverhamptonhomes.org.uk.

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Bushbury Hill EMB can be reached on 01902 552994 or via https://www.bushburyhill.co.uk/contact/.

New Park Village can be contacted on 01902 552670.

Dovecotes TMO can be reached on 01902 552780 or via http://www.dovecotestmo.com/

Springfield Horseshoe Housing Co-op can be contacted on 01902 552872

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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