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Tenant Empowerment Programme gets 12 month extension

The Housing Minister, Kris Hopkins, has announced in a speech at the CIoH Housing Conference that £1 million will be available next year to support social tenants in taking control of their housing.

The current  Tenant Empowerment Programme (TEP) grant regime runs until March 2015. The extension to the programme is good news for the TMO Sector because it provides grants to tenants groups who wish to explore tenant control options and develop TMOs under the Right to Manage.

TEP grants have also funded a number of NFTMO initiatives in recent years and TEP is the source of grants under the current Community Cashback programme.

The Minister told the conference "You should be cherished for your efforts to provide homes for those in the most need: for helping to create strong communities and for the good work you do with your tenants. We want to support this, which is why we have made an additional £1 million available next year to support social tenants to take control of their housing services. And why we will shortly publish a new guide for tenants with easy access information on how to get involved in managing their homes."