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Hertsmere Homes scheme to be a 'lifeline'
A “lifeline” to help people struggling with finding somewhere to live has been launched in Hertsmere.
The Hertsmere Home scheme encourages people who own any kind of property to lease them through the borough council.
The idea could help over 1800 people who are currently on the housing register in Hertsmere find an affordable home.
Councillor Seamus Quilty, portfolio-holder for economic development and housing, said: “In times of economic uncertainty, Hertsmere Homes provides financial security for landlords.
“For people in Hertsmere struggling to find suitable accommodation, this scheme is a lifeline and it means they have a greater chance of finding somewhere to live in the borough.”
Launched in partnership with property management company Genesis, landlords can sign up to the scheme for three to five years.