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Rapid rehousing

We have over 20 years of experience helping people with experience of homelessness access housing. Our resources can help you to set up, run and evaluate your project.

We work with private and social landlords, local authorities, housing associations and Housing First projects to make more housing available to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homelessness.

Help to rent

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) has been used to house homeless people for a number of years. We work with landlords to increase the supply of good quality homes for homeless people.

We have an additional service operating from our Edinburgh Skylight. Help to Rent Edinburgh started in March 2019. It is commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council and run by Crisis, to help people who are currently homeless in Edinburgh to find and keep a home in the PRS. Read more about eligibility criteria and contact information by visiting Help to Rent Edinburgh on our Help to Rent database.

Housing First 

Our aim is to see full national scale-up of Housing First as part of a rapid rehousing approach, and to achieve this we have partnered with Homeless Link in the development of the Housing First England project.

Read more about our work to implement more Housing First projects on the housing models and access section. Or read our feasibility studies within our practitioner resources below.

Housing associations

We are partnered with Homes for Cathy, an alliance of Housing Associations that are committed to ending homelessness. Read more about Homes for Cathy and the commitments they have made to end homelessness.

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