CIHA applications are open.

Who do we house?

We were originally set up to house Irish people but we now house people from all over the world. You must be aged 18 and over, willing to share some facilities with others and able to maintain your tenancy with little or no support. This means you need to be able to take full responsibility for paying your rent (with or without housing benefit), keeping your home clean, and communicating and negotiating with your neighbours and sharers.

What do we offer?

We have shared houses and bedsits across London but mostly in the boroughs of Haringey and Hackney.

We have a Life Skills support service offering advice and support on issues such as employment, education, practical skills, budgeting, and just about anything, as and when you need it.

How to apply

After applying online all applicants are required to provide the following documents:

1/ Identification
Passport, Home Office ID, Driving Licence.

2/ Reference
Please attach a housing reference from your most current landlord (if it is a private landlord we require a copy of the tenancy agreement) or an employer/character reference if you have never held a tenancy.

3/ Proof of Income
Your most recent payslip or benefit award letter.

4/ Proof of Address
A utility bill or bank statement.

Please note that if you are working, you will be required to pay 4 weeks’ rent in advance and if you cannot provide a housing reference you will be required to pay two weeks’ rent in advance.

Please note:
In order to be booked for an
interview, all applicants MUST provide all of the above documents. Without providing these documents we will not be able to conduct an interview. You must bring original copies of all the documents when you come to the interview.

How to submit your required documents

Please ensure ALL documents are sent to with your application number in the subject line. All documents need to be submitted within 7 days or your application will be rejected.

How long will it take?

We aim to contact you for interview within 8 weeks however this may take longer during busy periods.

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