Improve Tenancy Sustainment With These Five Tips

Tenancy Sustainment - Housing Associations

“Data-driven insights can help us better understand tenants’ needs and effectively target resources to support them in acquiring the skills, resources and employment opportunities they need for a more sustainable tenancy.” —Rosa Parra, Tenancy Sustainment Specialist.

If you’re a housing association looking to improve tenancy sustainment, you’ll want to employ some of the following tips. By improving your tenants’ employability and overall wellbeing, you can help them stay in their homes and avoid costly evictions. Here are five tips to get you started:

1. Invest in housing-related employability initiatives:

Offer housing tenants access to training and employment opportunities, such as job clubs, interview skills preparation and career advice. This will increase their employability while providing them with a sense of purpose, helping them sustain their tenancies more effectively.

2. Introduce financial incentives:

Incentives such as reduced rent and housing benefits can help those who are struggling financially stay on top of payments and improve their chances of sustaining their tenancy for the long term.

3. Provide housing support:

Provide tenants with housing-related support such as tenancy-sustainment advice, debt counselling or basic life skills training to equip them with the knowledge they need to maintain their homes.

4. Provide housing advice:

Advice on housing-related matters such as budgeting, maintenance and repairs can help tenants maintain their tenancies more effectively.

5. Introduce peer support networks:

Peer support networks can provide tenants with a sense of community and the opportunity to access advice and guidance from others in similar housing situations. This can help them stay in their homes for longer


By taking steps to improve tenancy sustainment, housing associations can ensure that tenants are able to stay in their homes for longer periods of time, reducing housing costs and improving housing stability. Employ these tips today to start making a difference!

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