Hyndburn council will receive more than £100,000 to help root out rogue landlords.
The borough is one of 48 local authorities across the country to share a £5m pot provided by the government to tackle irresponsible landlords who force tenants to live in squalid and dangerous properties, making their lives a misery.
The £112,500 will allow officers to carry out more raids and increase property inspections. More streets will be surveyed and sheds and prohibited buildings will be demolished.
There have been nearly 40,000 property inspections across the country since 2011, with more than 3,000 landlords facing further action or prosecution.
Measures to address the problem include banning orders for the most serious and prolific offenders and civil penalties of up to £30,000.
Coun Clare Cleary, cabinet member for housing, said: “We take poor housing standards very seriously. This funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government provides a welcome boost to work the council already does to protect tenants, target rogue landlords and support good ones.”