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Saved from Eviction

We were told about a family, who having got into rent arrears were being taken to court for eviction from their home.  The debt had happened because the lady in question, a single mum, had been sanctioned a number of times through no fault of her own.  This sanction meant that her housing benefit and council tax relief had stopped being paid, hence the debt.  A fundraiser was put together by another party and raised over £900 to pay off the arrears, we stepped in and sent over £100.  The total sum raised will be paid to clear the arrears, and it had been agreed if this happened within the time frame, then the eviction notice would not be enforced and they would be allowed to stay.

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