However, there are still many homeless people on the streets. And maybe even more people who are at risk of homelessness – such as people in hostels or sofa surfing.
Plus many of those homeless people who have been rehoused have only been given temporary accommodation and still need help and support to find a permanent home and put their lives back together.
This is the work that the charity Crisis UK does. They help the homeless find a home and provide support.
If you are a landlord – you may have a home which you would be happy to be used to house a homeless person. If so, Crisis can help. They have a new, free, service set up specifically to help landlords.
This includes (for landlords)
- A designated point of contact throughout the tenancy
- Home visit and rent valuation
- Access to their pool of tenants across their three London Centres
- A hassle-free letting process
- Direct rent payments to the landlord
- Free, optional rental insurance
Note though that if you join this service, you should still make sure that you are happy with the tenants found for you as you will have the responsibility for evicting them should they prove unsatisfactory.