Harlow cottages converted into shelter for rough sleepers


Two former empty cottages in Harlow have been converted into supported accommodation for rough sleepers.

Bromley Cottages on Netteswell Road in Harlow have undergone extensive internal and external refurbishment following Harlow Council successfully obtaining funding from the Government’s rough sleeping initiative fund. Further funding has just been announced which allows the council to continue to provide a range of measures to support rough sleepers.

The cottages are owned by the council and were refurbished by its local authority trading company HTS (Property & Environment) Ltd.

The historic cottages, which had stood empty and derelict for many years due to the refurbishment cost, will be leased to local homeless charity Streets2Homes. The charity will use the cottages for specialist supported accommodation for up to nine rough sleepers.

The refurbishment was completed last week and Streets2Homes will take them over from 1 April 2019. The cottages are still to be furnished before they are used.

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