The idea behind the development of the Society is to create an organisation through which people can invest in housing for homeless people.
Thus, Common Ground against Homelessness (CGAH) came into being. It's aim is to be in solidarity with homeless people, by putting money into buying the bricks and mortar, which will provide a home for life.
Common Ground works with organisations such as Rowan Alba, who have developed a 'home for life' model for Edinburgh's street homeless. It has been hampered by unaffordable housing costs and Common Ground addresses that issue by enabling people to invest their money to purchase properties which can then be leased to organisations such as Rowan Alba.
Common Ground will partner with charities who have the expertise to keep people off the streets, and offer the dignity, choice and security we all aspire to.