Nomad Opening Doors SmartSteps programme helps single people aged 18-35 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to move into shared private rented accommodation.
We work closely with landlords to place clients in suitable shared properties, and we ensure that clients receive support to sustain their tenancies.
SmartSteps is for people who are not entitled to emergency housing from the council. Our clients are not owed a housing duty and so have no option other than to rent privately.
How can SmartSteps help me?
There are 2 routes into shared accommodation on offer within our programme. The level of support you need will determine which route is best for you. We will carry out an assessment and from there we will decide with you the best way forward.
Everyone has to attend pre-tenancy training before being offered a property.
Route 1: Two person shared houses. We work with a housing association to provide two-bed shared houses for people who need a little support before they move into private rented.
Route 2: We work with private landlords to find long term homes for people in shared privately rented accommodation.
All staff have enhanced DBS checks.
Self or any agency referral.