..and cash to aid the homeless

A HOUSING group has been handed £40,000 to fund a new scheme to help the homeless.

Horton Housing Association in Halifax has been given the money to help homeless people and couples find private rented accommodation.

It will work with landlords to match clients with appropriate properties.

The scheme will target ex-offenders, people under 25 and those in hostels. The money has come from the Department of Communities