Stoll, the housing charity for vulnerable Veterans, is launching a nationwide appeal urging social housing providers to allocate at least one property to someone who has served in the Armed Forces…

The House 100 Veterans appeal aims to secure at least 100 properties from social housing providers in England and Wales by the end of the year. Stoll will then match Veterans who need a home with an appropriate property.

The appeal comes as the nation prepares to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. Research by the University of York has identified that every year over 1000 Veterans end up homeless with 3,000-4,000 annually needing urgent housing.

Ed Tytherleigh, Chief Executive at Stoll, said: “We have a waiting list of over 300 Veterans looking for accommodation. By allocating just one flat at an affordable rent to a Veteran, Britain’s social landlords can make a huge difference to end homelessness among the people who have served and fought for our country.”

Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, runs the Veterans’ Nomination Scheme, which has already found a home for more than 450 Veterans since the initiative started. The Scheme works with about 90 housing associations and local authorities but always needs more properties to meet the demand for housing.

A new online tool has been launched to highlight the areas of unmet need where more properties are urgently required.

Ed Tytherleigh continued: “For some Veterans finding secure, affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges of civilian life. We currently have five homeless Veterans chasing every studio or one bedroom flat that becomes available to the scheme in London.

“We are grateful for the support from all the existing partners – but we need more housing associations and local authorities to support our appeal. We would particularly like to hear from more landlords in London, other metropolitan centres, garrison towns, the South East as well as counties like Devon and Cornwall.”