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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

CreditLadder share their journey to #MakeRentCount with our Reimagining Rent ventures

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Date: December 08 2017

Posted by: James Noble

 

Last week we held the first of ten intensive workshops with the first seven ventures to join our Reimagining Rent innovation support programme. Sheraz Dar, CEO of CreditLadder, enterprise that launched 18 months ago to improve tenants credit scores through on time rental payments, met the cohort to tell them about his experiences of innovating… → Read More

We’re supporting ventures Reimagining Rent and there’s ripe scope for many more to tackle challenges in the private rented sector.

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: December 05 2017

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Today, in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation, we launch the first cohort of Reimagining Rent, the accelerator supporting ventures focused on vulnerable people in the private housing rental sector. With housing taking centre stage in the Autumn Budget this year, there has been a lot of focus on the challenges of supply of affordable housing… → Read More

Reimagining Rent: Meet our first cohort

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Date: December 05 2017

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Meet the first seven ventures on our Reimagining Rent programme which supports innovative initiatives tackling the many challenges in the PRS to strengthen their business models, demonstrate their impact and grow their potential to scale.

Tackling social inequality

Date: | Posted by: Nat Defriend

Date: November 17 2017

Posted by: Nat Defriend

 

Our Director of Communities, Nat Defriend, writes for The Fabian Society on Michael Young’s legacy and the enduring recognition of the role which housing and housing policy play in creating, embodying and perpetuating social inequalities.

Living in Fear – Experiences of Older Private Renters in London

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Date: November 13 2017

Posted by: Nat Defriend

 

With the recent launch of our latest social innovation support programme, Reimagining Rent, supporting innovations working to make the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes, we invited Gordon Deuchars, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Age UK London, to outline some of the specific challenges facing older private renters… → Read More