We have created a Blueprint for Furniture Provision in Social Housing which explores the different types of furnished tenancy schemes run by social landlords, how to set a service charge, how to calculate your cost and return, and much more.
We also have a brief Guide to Creating a Sustainable Furnished Tenancy Scheme which gives a short overview of how a scheme operates and the benefits it can bring for both landlord and tenant.
Detailed case studies of the furnished tenancy schemes operated by Torus and Stockport Homes Group provide an insight into the day to day operations of a scheme, and the lessons they have learned along the way.
End Furniture Poverty welcomes all conversations with social landlords, from housing professionals at all levels in an organisation. To talk to the team about the support we can offer you, just get in touch.
A Blueprint for Furniture Provision in Social Housing
We know that many more social landlords are now considering more ways to support tenants, and furnished tenancies can be an ideal solution. But introducing a new scheme with the necessary capital outlay can be challenging so thanks to funding from Fusion 21 Foundation, we have created our Blueprint for Furniture Provision in Social Housing.
We spoke to over 30 social landlords, speaking to those running FT schemes to understand how they operate and the challenges they have overcome, and to those looking at introducing schemes to find out what questions they need answering.
The result is a detailed guide which we believe covers everything a landlord needs to know to prepare a business case for a new furnished tenancy scheme.
We highlight the huge opportunities an FT scheme can offer to a landlord, as well as the benefits to the tenant, as well as exploring the funding and budgeting implications, the operational requirements and much more.
We believe at least 10% of all socially rented properties should be offered as furnished properties and we hope that this document will help to deliver this target.