Previously the focus was on trying to resolve the issues that may have caused clients to be homeless in the first place; addiction, mental and physical health issues etc. while they stayed in temporary accommodation and expecting them to become able to take up full-time independent accommodation themselves at some date in the future. Housing First places a home as the first requirement before addressing any underlying issues.
Unfortunately, as with all the other housing support agencies in the country, we face the ongoing challenge of the chronic shortage of available, affordable accommodation. In respect of this challenge we would welcome contact with landlords who are interested in renting their properties to our clients who will receive substantial, ongoing support from the dedicated Housing First team during their tenancy.
We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of the programme with regular press releases in the local newspapers and of course on our Facebook page. If you are interested in finding out more about Housing First or if you are interested in making a property available to our clients please call our Facility Worker at Mid West Simon on 061 608 980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.