12 members of Nottingham congregation buy house and help the homeless
Twelve members of local churches in Nottingham have started a special housing project in the city, which is both a sound investment and benefits those in need. Each has invested £10,000 of their own money and together they have bought a house in their area to house 2 or 3 homeless people. The project, the second such with local churches in Nottingham, is done in partnership with another charity called Hope Nottingham.
“We are delighted to support this radical use of money from members of local churches and most importantly see people mentor and be-friend the tenants in the house.” Rev Canon Alan Howe, Vicar of Christ Church, Chilwell, Nottingham.
“Hope into Action has been operating in Nottingham for just over one year and we are delighted to partner with Hope Nottingham and local churches to house the homeless. There is still huge need in the City for more homes for the homeless and our dream is to have a home linked to many more churches in the City” Ed Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Hope into Action.