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Tenant Hardship Loan Fund for Tenants in Rent Arrears

Have you accrued a rent arrear balance from January 2020?  If so, did you know that at the end of August 2020, the Scottish Government announced the creation of a £10M Tenant Hardship Loan Fund as a further support intervention in their response to the coronavirus crisis.

This fund will offer loans to tenants (both private and social renters) who are struggling to pay their rent as a result of changes in employment and/or financial circumstances. The arrears must have accrued during the pandemic.

The assistance will be given in the form of an interest free loan. Repayments will be deferred and the loan will be repayable over a number of years.

The loan will be available from early December 2020 and will be administered by the Energy Savings Trust on behalf of Scottish Government.

If you think you may be interested in this, please contact the Income Management team at Govan Housing Association either by calling 0141 440 0308 or emailing income@govanha.org.uk

Following Government guidelines, our office will remain closed.

We will be unable to answer any requests at the door as our staff are working from home- so please contact us via phone 0141 440 0308 or email general@govanha.org.uk

Under current guidelines we are only able to carry out emergency repairs to your property, any routine repairs will be attended to at a later date. 

If you require out of hours emergency repairs, you can contact City Building on 0800 595 595

If you require out of hours emergency repairs for any central heating or hot water issues contact James Frews Ltd on 01294 468 113

 

EU NATIONALS LIVING IN THE UK

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and we have been in a ‘transition period’ which ends on 31st December 2020.

Official advice is that European (EU, EEA or Swiss) nationals living in the UK before 31 December 2020 who wish to continue to live in the UK after that date will need to apply to the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to retain their rights under UK immigration law.

You must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30th June 2021 otherwise, you risk losing your entitlement to benefits, as well as being able to access certain services within the UK for free.

 

(You do not have to apply if you have already been granted ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or another permanent residence document, or if you have become a British Citizen. Family members who do not hold UK citizenship or permanent residence documents should register for the EUSS)

For further information and how to apply to the EUSS in your native language, please go to:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/settled-status-for-eu-citizens-and-their-families-translations

This is a free service, and you can apply through the website above. You can also download the ‘EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app on a smartphone to speed up your application.

If you have any difficulties applying to the EUSS, you can contact the EU Settlement Resolution Centre on 0300 123 7379

If you do not apply to the EUSS by the deadline of 30th June 2021, there is a risk you lose your rights as an EU national living in the UK.

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  • To provide, manage and maintain affordable housing for people in housing need.
  • To play a leading role in the regeneration of Govan.
  • Continuing to improve the quality of life of our residents.
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Investing in the redevelopment of Govan

We have been actively working towards developing our plans to meet the “Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing 2020” requirements.

With the implementation of the Home Team, we began our comprehensive kitchen and bathroom replacement programme, and also worked on the window replacement programme. We have carried out comprehensive repairs to our listed tenement at 883 Govan Road.

We have also been working with Central Govan Action Plan to draw up a masterplan for Govan’s prime riverside site at Water Row.