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Benefit Cap: Eviction Notices from Genesis in London. When will Genesis Ipswich Follow?

Tenants participating in a trial of the government’s controversial benefit cap are being sent eviction letters because the welfare changes mean they “may not be able to afford the rent” and they may have to leave their homes within 14 days, according to documents obtained by the Guardian.

The article continues,

The letter from Genesis says it has been forced into taking these steps because of the “significant changes being currently introduced to the welfare benefit system”. The letter warns that, if the tenants do not offer a defence, a court can force eviction within 14 days.

And,

A spokesperson for Genesis at first denied that letters had been sent out. When confronted with the text of the letter, the social landlord, which manages about 30,000 homes across London and south-east England, said there had been a “cack-handed attempt” to explain the situation in Haringey to “some clients”. “That letter should not have been written that way. We are working with tenants in Haringey to help them out of arrears.”

Genesis is present in Ipswich.

SG has secured phase one of a major urban regeneration project in the historic docklands area of Ipswich, bringing new homes and commercial accommodation to the town. The initial £15 million contract with Genesis Housing Association focuses on the delivery of 386 affordable and Extra Care houses, with ISG also working towards the detailed design and costing of the full scheme, which is expected to be in the region of £36 million.

Just in case evictions take place here Genesis helps provide a local Ipswich service for the homeless,

The Council and Genesis Housing Association provides 12 emergency cold weather beds at Cavendish Lodge in Turret Lane, while local churches are also supplying a winter bed service for people in need.

Meanwhile the Genesis CEO gets £200, 000 a year (Here)