LOCATION: North & West Belfast


Since its launch in 2016, to date Extern has purchased ten houses, through which it is providing a place to live, and the necessary support, for people who were once homeless.

Operated in partnership with managing agent Rea Estates, Extern Homes offers a tenancy period of up to two years. During that time tenants will be offered and provided with tenancy support services, and access to training and employment opportunities, in order to empower them to move on with their lives.

They will also be provided with welfare advice services and the opportunity to gain an Independent Living Qualification through the Extern Works programme.

Following on from their time in an Extern Home, Extern helps tenants to secure longer term accommodation, based on having developed a positive tenancy history, and having been encouraged to save for a future tenancy deposit.

Extern Homes offers tenants:

  • Quality, affordable, and supported accommodation
  • A chance to get into the private rented sector without the burden of a deposit
  • A two-year tenancy followed by a rolling monthly agreement - Extern Homes’ objective is for tenants to move on after their two-year tenancy
  • A partially furnished property to help tenants save on the cost of furnishings
  • Additional support to help tenants maintain their tenancy

Extern Homes has been created to move people from homelessness to homes through a partnership with Extern, the leading social justice charity, and Charity Bank, the ethical bank that exists to lend to charities and social enterprises.

The project also relies on support from the public through fundraising, gifts and donations.

SUPPORTING: Communities

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE? Potential tenants are nominated via statutory and/or voluntary sector organisations e.g. social services, homelessness organisations, support services, housing agencies

CONTACT:

Declan Morris (Extern Homes Manager)
Tel: (0)28 9084 0555
Email: [email protected]


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