Project updates: renovating homes around the UK
Housing for vulnerable women
Our team in the UK has been awarded this year a fund to refurbish empty properties in Lewisham in order to create new affordable housing.
On completion, the properties will be sub-leased to Housing for Women, a charity and housing association that provide homes for vulnerable women (including those fleeing domestic violence, women who have been trafficked and mothers leaving prison).
As 24dash reported: “Gareth Hepworth from Habitat for Humanity Homes said the funding was key to the success of the project given the shortage of funders willing to provide finance for small scale affordable housing projects.”
Daniel Wilson-Dodd, investment director at Big Issue Invest believes London faces its biggest housing challenge since the Victorian era.
“The London Housing Fund is addressing this crisis by investing in organisations that will create affordable housing and provide employment and training opportunities for vulnerable individuals, demonstrating an alignment with The Big Issue’s mission to eradicate poverty and create opportunity,” he said.
CSR volunteering: Haskoll Architects helped renovate a community centre
A CSR volunteering project in partnership with Haskoll Architects to benefit Hibiscus Initiatives. Hibiscus support foreign national, migrant and ethnic minorities in the criminal justice and immigration system as well as in the community. Their aim is to promote human rights and access to justice by providing legal help, bringing people together and preventing re-offending.
Thank you for joining us in 2016 and being part of the solution to the UK housing crisis. As a housing charity, we cannot tackle housing poverty alone and your support is invaluable.
We are working on a variety of projects, and gradually increasing our workload in the UK: