Tenancy Hardship Grant available for Gwynedd residents

Date: 23/09/2021

The Welsh Government has announced that a Hardship Tenant Grant is now available to support private sector tenants who are struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19.

£10 million has been made available to distribute between Local Authorities in Wales.

The Tenancy Hardship Grant is for those who are suffering financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and have not been able to pay their rent as a result. In particular, candidates will need to show that they:

 

  • Accrued 8 weeks or more of rent arrears between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2021
  • Had difficulty paying your rent or rent arrears due to Covid-19
  • Have lived and held a tenancy for private sector properties in Wales
  • Have not received housing benefit or housing costs payments through Universal Credit as the rent arrears build up
  • Were unable to pay rent in full during the period they were in arrears due to Covid-19.

 

A Tenancy Hardship Grant will not be approved if financial hardship cannot be proven during the Covid-19 pandemic and deliberately not been paid rent to the landlord or agent.

Further information for tenants and landlords can be viewed on the Gwynedd Council website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/housing

Anyone who meets the above criteria can contact tai@gwynedd.llyw.cymru for details on how to register for the grant.