Supporting homeless charities to tackle street homelessness
When the housing system fails and people fall apart, charities pick up the pieces. But charities are also victims of rising rental costs. Their innovation and financial security is threatened when they can’t find affordable, suitable properties in the areas where their help is needed the most.
Many life-saving services operate on short-term funding with very tight margins. When commerical rentals rise, they become unsustainable, forcing many to close.
More than just a solution for the financial challenges that charities face, Common Ground is also a solution to the problem of repeat homelessness.
Charities know people and how to help them. Whether that is helping them recover from drug and alcohol dependence, escape domestice violence or countless other problems, front-line charities are innovators in creating environments that work for people and keep them off the streets. That innovation can only happen when the charity is able to do it’s work without needing to find ever-increasing amounts of money to pay rising rents.