Producing more homes resurrecting empty properties

Cromwood Housing Group has completed its latest tranche of housing via phase two of Greater London Authority’s Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme (RSAP).

Funded through GLA grant and private sector investment from Rothschild & Co, it brings forward more much-needed homes throughout London for rough sleepers and those fleeing domestic violence.

The whole process has taken just seven months from start to finish since securing a loan from Rothschild – underlining the strength of the model developed at Cromwood. 

Through RSAP 2, Cromwood has purchased and refurbished 140 one–bedroom properties for rough sleepers and 20 two–bedroom homes for domestic abuse survivors.

Moses Hirschler, Cromwood’s chief executive, said: “As ever, it’s a success story built on strong partnerships. We have partnered with two charities: Thames Reach, which works with people affected by rough sleeping to deliver this project; and Solace, which supports survivors of abuse, violence and exploitation. 

“Both charities have identified suitable clients and are providing a range of support to help our newest tenants to settle into their homes.”

The latest homes follow 135 properties that Cromwood delivered for rough sleepers during the first phase of RSAP in 2021.