£140m capital grant for Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme (RSAP)

18 March, 2021 | Homes England

On 18th March 2021 MHCLG announced the release of £140m capital grant available to help erase rough sleeping in England, by the end of this Parliament.

“RSAP aims to deliver up to 6,000 units of supported move-on accommodation for rough sleepers over the course of this parliament. The £433 million programme includes funding for capital and revenue based longer-term accommodation schemes as well as provision for the support people need to recover from rough sleeping. This investment from central government will bring forward accommodation that forms a long-term national asset which will support our efforts to tackle rough sleeping for years to come." - MHCLG Feb 2021

Under the first round of funding in 2020, NSAP, we were able to work with Councils and Registered Providers to identify and supply suitable affordable accommodation for rough sleepers. You can read more about this in our Buckinghamshire NSAP Case Study.

Growing the social investment sector to make high quality accommodation available to vulnerable people is Government policy… “we are determined that social impact investment should become ‘business as usual’ for individual and institutional investors” - Rough Sleeping Strategy.

We have now reviewed the RSAP Guidance, and have attended the various workshops hosted by Homes England and MHCLG, and have prepared a full response outlining how Phi can work directly with Local Authorities, to help acquire or lease more affordable homes, meeting the eligibility criteria set out in the Guidance.

To receive a copy of our formal response to the RSAP Prospectus, or for a demo of Iris, please contact us.