The Clearing House is funded by Communities and Local Government to provide and co-ordinate the lettings service for the accommodation provided under the Government's Homelessness and Housing Support Directorate (HHSD). Its task is to match homeless people to suitable accommodation in a pool of around 4000 move-on homes.
Our aim is to ensure that this accommodation is allocated and available to 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 already generated a pool of around 3,950 one bed and studio flats, bedsits and rooms. Approximately 70 housing associations have been involved in developing the housing for rough sleepers. Over 30 charities refer homeless people to the Clearing House for housing. Over the coming year the Clearing House is hoping to increase the pool by adding around 350 properties, sourced from the private sector through Private Sector Leasing arrangements.