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Brent Council plan to launch £2m project to help homeless singles in the borough

PUBLISHED: 15:54 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:17 11 January 2017

Cllr Harbi Farah is Brent Council's cabinet member for housing,

Cllr Harbi Farah is Brent Council's cabinet member for housing,

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Council chiefs are seeking approval to launch a £2million programme which aims to tackle homelessness in the borough.

The new project will help hundreds of vulnerable and single people who are ineligible for social housing.

The council will receive a government grant of almost £1m to launch the scheme and needs the green light from cabinet members to match that amount in funding from its own coffers.

Cllr Harbi Farah, Brent Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “Far too many Londoners are either homeless or at risk of losing their homes - this is unacceptable. Like most boroughs, government cuts to our funding have made it harder to help people as quickly as we’d like.

“This new money will make a big difference and, if agreed, will be a big boost to our voluntary partners, who do excellent and essential work under incredibly challenging circumstances.”

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