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New Leaf Homelessness Prevention Project (ELHP)

The New Leaf project is part of the East London Housing Partnership (ELHP).  ELHP successfully bid for grant funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to deliver the NL project which is aims at tackling and preventing homelessness in the private rented sector and we work across the eight east London Boroughs (Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and City of London).

We aim to reach households at the very early stages, prior to the service of a Section 21 Notice and prior to clients going to their Local Authority for assistance. I do firmly believe that during discussions someone may well express they have had a change of circumstances, such as losing their job or maybe even suffered a relationship breakdown and are having difficulties with their current housing situation and may express they are being threatened with homelessness. 

We have been working closely with each of the East London Homelessness Services and have a Named Lead officer we can contact and in addition to this we have developed close links with the Benefits Services and this means we are able to get benefit cases fast tracked, which means that Landlords and Letting Agents get their rental payments faster.

We have a team of experienced officers who can assist tenants by working with them to draw up a personal housing plan to address issues that place them at risk of homelessness.  For example, we will mediate between tenants and landlords, negotiate repayment plans, maximize benefit income and will check to ensure that any notices issued are valid. The service is free and there is a very simple referral process.

Who to contact

Baljit Sheemar
020 8227 5186 or 07973 968179

Where to go

Town Hall, 1Town SquareBarkingEssexIG11 7LU
IG11 7LU

When is it on?

Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Referral needed?
Referral Details

Referral form is available on the EHLP website. 

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