Canopy Housing

Leeds

Canopy renovates empty and derelict houses and transforms them into decent affordable accommodation for people that are homeless or in housing need.

LandAid’s £75,000 grant will help renovate four empty Victorian two-bed terraced houses, creating eight bed spaces in shared houses for young people with floating support.

Each young person moving in is involved in finishing the refurbishment, such as painting and decorating, choosing colours and fittings. This helps to build a sense of ownership, creating responsible and committed tenants. The skills the young people learn will help them towards employment and break the cycle of homelessness.