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Peer Landlord London

Peer Landlord Henry Stevenson

Peer Landlord London is a model of affordable housing for people who have been formerly homeless. It does not provide support but does provide the opportunity to gain independence, responsibilities and the skills needed for ensuring the smooth running of a household. The scheme provides shared housing to people that are working or close to returning to work.


A Peer Landlord is assigned to each property and it is their responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the household, organising the utility bills and reporting any repairs and issues back to Thames Reach.


The scheme provides shared housing and peer support to formerly homeless people who are working or close to returning to employment. A peer landlord - a tenant who serves as a role model with the responsibility for ensuring the smooth running of the house - lives onsite and offers support to others.


Social investors buy houses and let them to Thames Reach at a lower price than the market level, and the charity in turn lets them to people who are taking the first steps to get back into work.

Housing management costs are kept low and the scheme provides an opportunity to create households rather than a series of bedsits.


Peer Landlord London is run in partnership with Commonweal Housing, a charity that seeks to tackle social injustice through the development of innovative housing projects and Catch 22, a social business providing services that help people in tough situations to turn their lives around.


Read Thames Reach Director Bill Tidnam's blog for Commonweal Housing about Peer Landlord London.

Thames Reach - Peer Landlord London Summary
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Peer Landlord London Application Form
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