LandAid, the property industry charity, has brought together 9 networks and membership organisations from across the built environment sector to help achieve its mission to end youth homelessness in its new initiative: Networks Against Homelessness.
Founding members are: BAME in Property, Freehold, Ladies in Real Estate, London Property Alliance, Luxury Property Forum, Real Estate Balance, RE Women UKAA, ULI and YEP.
Youth homelessness adversely affects young people from minority backgrounds with 27% of young people accessing services coming from BAME communities[i] and 24% of young people identifying as LGBTQ+.[ii]
Moved by this shocking statistic and the risks young LGBTQ+ homeless people face, Freehold led by its co-chair, David Mann, joined other property networks to create Networks Against Homelessness and pledge to support LandAid’s mission to end youth homelessness, particularly among LGBTQ+ people. The aim of Networks Against Homelessness is to harness the collective membership of leading real estate and construction networks to work together to help LandAid achieve its aim to end youth homelessness.
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Paul Morish, Chief Executive, LandAid says: ‘LandAid is proud to bring together such a diverse range of networks and membership organisations to unite behind our mission. The built environment sector is working hard to improve diversity and inclusion and many of Networks Against Homelessness have a key role in improving this. A big thanks to David for spearheading this initiative – one which will make a huge impact on our mission and take us steps closer to ending youth homelessness.’