Lewes District Churches

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‘Helping People into Housing’


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In 1997 the need to 'help people into housing' was seen and discussed by people in several churches in the Lewes District.

As a result, Lewes District Churches HOMELINK was set up to help people who are homeless, or threatened with homelessness, by organising a local interest-free rent deposit scheme.

Our loans can cover the first month's rent and damage deposit, and, in some circumstances, a contribution towards other expenses involved in securing the tenancy.

At the moment, HOMELINK makes, on average, two loans a week. Over 2015, that added up to 66 new loans, or, in money terms, 101,400. HOMELINK receives some grants but is mainly dependent on subscriptions, donations and fundraising.