Published: 9th Aug 2019

Two contracts worth £25m have been awarded to build nearly 200 homes for former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse in London. The Mayor’s ‘move-on’ homes programme will typically move people from hostels and refuges into the new homes, where they will be supported as they start to live more independently, ahead of moving into permanent private rented or social housing. One Housing Group and Resonance Real Lettings Property Fund will build 115 and 75 homes, respectively. The first homes are expected to be ready in early autumn and the remainder started by March 2021. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: ‘Once former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse have received the immediate support they need, the next priority is helping them move on from hostels and refuges into somewhere safe and stable to live. ‘These homes will offer a vital stepping stone as they are supported … (To read the full article, subscribe below)