This scheme provides families with children the opportunity to move into a home of their choice. Everyone who qualifies for the scheme will have become homeless (or threatened with homelessness).
The Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme has been established to assist qualifying applicants to gain access into the private rented housing sector. Instead of providing a conventional cash deposit, a private landlord is offered a guarantee that the council will accept responsibility for uninsured damage or loss caused by the tenant to an amount equivalent to one months rent for a maximum period of 12 months. It would be the responsibility of the tenant to save towards a deposit for a further term beyond this.
If you are interested in low cost home ownership please visit the Help to Buy website.
These organisations might be able to assist you with saving and raising money for a deposit. They exist to: