What we do
The Clearing House team assesses rough sleepers and former rough sleepers to confirm their eligibility and suitability for the Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI). We then co-ordinate the lettings for all the accommodation provided by Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) under the RSI scheme. Once in this accommodation, the former rough sleepers receive support from Tenancy Sustainment Teams (TSTs) to maintain their tenancy and they are supported to move on when they no longer require support.
Our aim is to ensure this accommodation is allocated to and available for single homeless people who have slept rough or are sleeping rough on the streets of London.
Our task is to match homeless people, who meet the RSI criteria, to suitable accommodation and to work with partner agencies to identify the most appropriate way to work with tenants towards the goal of independent living.
The initiative has been running for more than 20 years, has resulted in excess of 12,000 new tenancies and protected more than 3,700 one bed and studio flats for current and former rough sleepers. Approximately 50 RSLs provide the housing and more than 30 organisations refer homeless people to the Clearing House for housing.