Sign up to the Commitments

Homes for Cathy are calling upon all housing associations to do more to end homelessness by signing up to a set of nine commitments.

The Homes for Cathy Commitments should be seen as aspirational and as a tool to develop policies and practices.

Please assist us by responding to the commitments below with an indication of how easy or difficult you think they will each be to implement and any comments you have.

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Commitment 1: To contribute to the development and execution of local authority homelessness strategies.

Commitment 2: To operate flexible allocations and eligibility policies which allow individual applicants’ unique set of circumstances and housing history to be considered.

Commitment 3: To offer constructive solutions to applicants who aren’t deemed eligible for an offer of a home.

Commitment 4: To not make any tenant seeking to prevent their homelessness, homeless (as defined by the plan definition).

Commitment 5: To commit to meeting the needs of vulnerable tenant groups.

Commitment 6: To work in partnership to provide a range of affordable housing options which meet the needs of all homeless people in their local communities.

Commitment 7: To ensure that properties offered to homeless people should be ready to move into.

Commitment 8: To contribute to ending migrant homelessness in the areas housing associations operate.

Commitment 9: To lobby, challenge and inspire others to support ending homelessness.