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St Vincent’s Housing Association Snug. Bug house share St Vincent’s Housing Association Snug. Bug house share

What is Snugbug • Original idea as move-on from Manchester Foyer • Intensively managed What is Snugbug • Original idea as move-on from Manchester Foyer • Intensively managed shared housing for 1825’s • 18 properties across the city • Purchased & other Registered Provider leased properties • Accessed via website vwww. snugbughouseshare. co. uk

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Initial properties • St Vincent’s own properties • Leased from other Manchester RPS, with Initial properties • St Vincent’s own properties • Leased from other Manchester RPS, with ‘easy in easy out lease’ • Purchased for Snugbug, Hulme, Withington, Fallowfield Burnage – areas where people want to live -

Property Considerations • Locations must work for young people, amenities, transport, colleges • Areas Property Considerations • Locations must work for young people, amenities, transport, colleges • Areas where housing choices are limited, barriers, deposits etc • Ideally 3, 4 sharing • High quality property standard • Consistent, branded property, furnishings etc. • HMO considerations

Finances Non grant funded Reliant on rent roll only Rents competitive with private landlord Finances Non grant funded Reliant on rent roll only Rents competitive with private landlord sector Service charge to cover communal utilities and other service but kept affordable- to change with LHA § Allowance from higher voids, arrears, repair costs § Tenancies – individual AST’s – although this is under review § §

Application process • • Application form Reference request Interview (approx. 40 -60 mins) Pre-tenancy Application process • • Application form Reference request Interview (approx. 40 -60 mins) Pre-tenancy training course – now tailored to indiv. Needs • • How to pay your rent Getting on with your house mates Claiming benefits Conflict resolution

Who is it for • Foyer Move on – under 25 s originally • Who is it for • Foyer Move on – under 25 s originally • Now expanded out to homeless move on (Cornerstones), professional houseshare, • On benefits and engaged in education or working • majority interest has been from 19 – 24 year olds. • last few months enquiries from 25 -29 years olds. • Of the properties let approx. 71% - 18 – 24 and 29% - 26 -29 yr olds

Matching house mates • Main story so far – Where it has worked well Matching house mates • Main story so far – Where it has worked well • New property – 3 or 4 coming together to shared similar to undergraduate experience, 1 leaves easier to replace, eg my spareroom. com • Snugbug coordinator can assist with match • Expectation that house mates will sort out cleaning/chore rotas • Shared responsibility • Learned a lot about expectations of our foyer residents and young people in general

Matching house mates - Where it has not worked so well Filling a vacancy Matching house mates - Where it has not worked so well Filling a vacancy after 1 st let Tenants with complex issues perhaps ex supported housing Issues with incompatibility, house damage, ASB, Less attractive locations and smaller bedrooms

house mates - Housed over 152 young people 313 days average stay 29 recent house mates - Housed over 152 young people 313 days average stay 29 recent successful move ons on data collected 14 evictions – since start 14 Abandonments- since start

The Finances Voids and Bad Debts – 10% at 23% early days Rent £ The Finances Voids and Bad Debts – 10% at 23% early days Rent £ 67 plus s/c – originally £ 91 total reduced following rent cut + reduced services - £ 80£ 89 pw Heating and hotwater and water rates paid by tenant Repairs lower than assumed but voids higher Utility costs too high – switched to pay meters - omitted from s/c

Sustaining the house • • • Encourage regular house meeting Establish a rota of Sustaining the house • • • Encourage regular house meeting Establish a rota of chores Weekly H&S inspections Ranger Service – out of hours only Intensive Housing Management required

The Difficulties • Higher than expected voids and arrears • Finding suitable properties to The Difficulties • Higher than expected voids and arrears • Finding suitable properties to buy/lease with the rental income available • Issue of Council tax paid by landlord • Source of lettings – who is happy to shareex social housing sector less willing to share • Services, landscaping, utilities, • Initial ASB (Facebook parties)

Changes made • Reducing costs – getting ready for LHA only • Utilities • Changes made • Reducing costs – getting ready for LHA only • Utilities • Servicing • Extending customer base – homeless move on – working with voluntary sector for sustaining tenancies • Professional house share • Council tax still an issue • Reviewed properties

LHA Cap All services out of rent only : which can be dropped? • LHA Cap All services out of rent only : which can be dropped? • Higher voids – say 10% • Furniture? • Compliance – water, gas, PAT, fire risk • Pest control • Landscaping • Council tax • Utilities • LHA cap for different areas – rent increases? • Market only product

The Successes • • • Housed over 152 young people to date Established 18 The Successes • • • Housed over 152 young people to date Established 18 properties– 60 bedspaces Running for 36 months Ranger service - scaled back as few problems xx successful move-ons – University house share, back to family home, own tenancy • Good partnership working

The Successes Housed over 152 young people to date Average stay 333 days Established The Successes Housed over 152 young people to date Average stay 333 days Established 18 properties– 60 bedspaces Running for 36 months – tailored along the way • Expanded into houseless move on with Cornerstones • Some great move on cases • •

 • What next… • Can it tackle under 35 s single room rate? • What next… • Can it tackle under 35 s single room rate? • Issue of intensive mgt – who pays (Stepping Stone example) • Licences & deposits? • Customer base? – working well for homeless & refugees • Switch model to s/c studios at LHA?

Contact details • • Tel: 0345 450 6670 Mobile: 07976 222 897 Email: Yvonne. Contact details • • Tel: 0345 450 6670 Mobile: 07976 222 897 Email: Yvonne. Mc. Dermott@svha. co. uk Website: www. snugbughouseshare. co. uk A Part of St Vincent’s Housing Association www. svha. co. uk www. twitter. com/svha www. twitter. com/snugbug 7