A local authority participating in a government scheme designed to protect Afghan personnel employed by UK armed forces is seeking help from private landlords.
The Afghans may now be in danger following the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan, and the government is helping them come to the UK for safety.
Wealden council in Sussex says it’s in desperate need of three or four bedroom properties to rent in the private rented sector, ideally within one of the towns within its area.
In return it offers a support package to ensure that rental payments are always made and other tenancy conditions are met.
The Afghan families will also receive support from the council, including help with accessing employment.
“We are in debt to those who had the courage to help our troops in Afghanistan and they deserve to have access to living accommodation in a safe, community orientated environment” says a council spokesperson.
“I urge any landlords with vacant properties to come forward and contact us. You can be assured you will receive the support you need from our dedicated housing team.”
Landlords can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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