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Introducing Foundation 200:
Our pledge of over £12 million to rehome and help the homeless

As part of 2019’s landmark 20th anniversary celebrations, we have pledged to give something back to the communities in which we operate.

Our pledge, known as Foundation 200, will provide 200 modular homes for homeless people over the next five years.  This pledge will be delivered though the Hill Group Foundation.

The £12m foundation will deliver the homes on small plots of land such as former garage sites across our area of operation.

All 200 bespoke designed homes will be completed and inhabited within five years, with the first occupations anticipated in 2020. The properties will have a minimum 60 year life expectancy and will be built to an exceptional standard utilising offsite Modern Methods of Construction. The homes will be arranged in small groups, with no more than eight on one site and no higher than two storeys.

We will be working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations to source land and secure planning for each of the small sites. Each site will also have a local homeless charity partner, who will be gifted the completed homes and manage the re-homing process. The properties will be handed over to the partner charity fully furnished and include everything from furniture, white goods, soft furnishings, bedding and even plates and cutlery.

“After celebrating our 20th year of building homes at Hill, I want to give something back and create real opportunities for people who are living on the streets, to help turn their lives around. The whole business is taking huge pride in delivering these initiatives, and while we will not solve the problem today, we are taking a big step in the right direction which we hope others will follow.”

Andy Hill, CEO of Hill

“Our pledge is to help rehome the homeless – we are stepping up to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Gifting homes in this way has never been done before, so we are creating the blue print and working on a site by site basis with local charities, Housing Associations and Local Authorities to deliver these homes.”

Emma Fletcher, Director at Hill

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