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Freedom of information request response - 05890

FOI request

FOI ID number
05890
Regarding
Exempt Accommodation Rent information
Request

I am seeking information relating to accommodation that has been classed as 'exempt'. I am seeking the housing benefit paid for such accommodation, broken down into housing benefit, and to include service charges as outlined below.

Exempt accommodation is defined as:

"1) “Exempt accommodation” is a term used in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit to describe supported accommodation where the rules that normally limit the amount of rent covered by a benefit award do not apply.

The usual meaning of “exempt accommodation” is where the accommodation is provided by a landlord in the social or voluntary sector and the benefit claimant is provided with care, support or supervision by the landlord or by someone acting on the landlord’s behalf.

A claimant occupying exempt accommodation does not have their housing benefit restricted to local housing allowance."

Please can you disclose the following:

  1. details of the lowest awarded eligible core rent;
  2. details of the highest awarded eligible core rent;
  3. details of the lowest awarded gross eligible rent (i.e. inclusive of the core rent and the eligible service charges);
  4. details of the highest awarded gross eligible rent (i.e. inclusive of the core rent and the eligible service charges); and
  5. Please confirm the names of exempt accommodation providers in your area. Please name the providers/landlords who currently hold exempt accommodation status in respect of any of their residents.

 

Our response

Response

The lowest awarded eligible core rent is £81.49

The highest awarded eligible core rent is £186.46

The lowest awarded gross eligible rent is £152.35

The highest awarded gross eligible rent is £333.75

 

The landlords with exempt accommodation are:

My Space

New Foundations

Impact

Turning Point

Richmond Fellowship

Response date
15 February 2019