Outside of Mistoria’s work specialising in high yielding property investment in Salford, Manchester, and Liverpool, we support a range of community projects both in the UK and internationally. With our CEO Mish Liyanage’s family background coming from Sri Lanka, we have chosen to support some fantastic causes for young people and those who have suffered through conflict.
As a company that is heavily involved in the housing sector in the North West, we have also joined forces with several other businesses and individuals in the region to work to reduce homelessness in the local community.
In the third and final blog post exploring the work of the projects we support, we tell you about the work of Social Property Investment.
Social Property Investment
Social Property Investment is an initiative set up by social entrepreneur, Amy Varle, to create solutions to both individual and community homelessness. They aim to provide the necessary resources to end homelessness in the North West and the UK. Currently, they are striving to provide five hundred solutions per year.
Their ultimate goal? To end homelessness across the globe.
The organisation provides properties where barriers to access to housing, such as deposits and advanced rent requirements, are removed. They have systems in place which encompass tenant integration, rental payments, and property management. They also connect residents with specialist support to allow them to improve their lives, and move away permanently away from a life of homelessness.
Social Property Investment are now working to create the ‘Housing First Hub’, a technology platform which will educate and connect providers of affordable accommodation and aspirational support.
Amy has first-hand experience of homelessness, having lived on the street at just sixteen. Her experiences of temporary accommodation left a lasting impression. At nineteen, she worked in a local government housing role, assisting vulnerable individuals with their tenancies. In 2013, she created the ‘People’s Property Shop’, which sought to facilitate easier access to privately-rented accommodation for welfare claimants. She has helped over one hundred individuals escape homelessness to date.
She therefore has a passion for helping the homeless community. She believes in a compassionate and empathetic approach to the problem.
At Mistoria, we aim to help the organisation in whatever way we can, whether that be financially, or through the sharing of our knowledge and expertise in the property sector. We hope to work with Amy on many of her future projects.
For further information on Social Property Investment, please visit their website http://www.socialpropertyinvestment.co.uk/