Haig Housing is pleased to announce that the Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard E Nugee CVO CBE, will open Parry Court, Haig’s first transitional housing development adjacent to its Morden estate, on the morning of Thursday 14th December 2017.
For the last 100 years Haig Housing Trust has provided low cost, well maintained family homes for Veterans and their families and, latterly, has also bought and adapted homes on a shared equity basis for serving personnel and Veterans with life changing injuries. Under a new strategy Haig also seeks to adapt to a changing demographic and assist Veterans hoping to work in London who would not otherwise be able to afford at the outset the high cost of renting. The Trust has redeveloped a redundant warden’s cottage and old disused café to provide 8 smart single bedroom homes aimed specifically at transitioning ex-military personnel; it is expected that successful applicants will be either single or couples without dependants. The homes will be provided on six-month shorthold leases, extendable to 2 years, at which point beneficiaries should be established and able to move onto to other housing options while freeing the homes up for new applicants. For those who require it, employment and welfare support will be also made available in liaison with other Veterans charities.
The rent is set to be especially affordable for London at less than 60% of the normal open market rent in the area. The development itself has been funded largely by the Veterans Accommodation Fund utilising monies provided from the Government’s Libor banking fines.