Property purchases to break the cycle of homelessness

Action Homeless is delighted to be taking over ownership of seven properties in Leicester from The Riverside Group. The houses, already under management of the charity, will continue to provide homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The Riverside Group and Action Homeless have worked in partnership for over thirty years to provide much needed homes for people affected by insecure housing and homelessness.

One of the properties being purchased by the charity, provides refuge for women and children who’ve lost their homes as a result of domestic abuse. It has enabled hundreds of families to rebuild their lives and is home to a specialist project which helps young children to recover from trauma and homelessness. The other properties offer individuals, who have faced homelessness, with a safe place to live whilst being supported to achieve and sustain a more secure and permanent home.

Situated in a range of neighbourhoods across the city, the homes will support Action Homeless in its mission to break the cycle of homelessness.

Mark Grant, CEO of Action Homeless, said;

The opportunity to purchase these properties, which have played such an important role in our response to homelessness over the years, provides security for Action Homeless and the people who we support. Having a good range of housing in our portfolio is essential if we are to meet the rising demand for our services. We are grateful to Riverside Housing for their partnership and good will which has meant we have been able to help so many people facing crisis and will continue to do so long into the future.

Action Homeless formally took on ownership of the properties on Monday 20th May 2024.