The two-year partnership has been influenced by the achievements of Homes for Good, a Glasgow-based Community Interest Company, which was set up in 2013 to become Scotland’s only private sector lettings agency specialising in homes for people on low incomes or benefits.
In the last 10 years Homes for Good has raised some £20 million in social investment to create its own portfolio of over 300 high-quality homes for people in need. It now works with over 130 landlords, almost 1,000 tenants and has some 220 properties under management in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Earlier this year the company was presented with a prestigious Gold World Habitat Award for its work in helping to address the housing crisis by purchasing neglected properties to renovate and then rent to people on low incomes.
Drawing on the success of Homes for Good the charity Crisis aims to develop a new not-for-profit lettings agency to support both tenants and landlords to make renting easier for more people.