Sarnia Housing Association Limited
AGC Membership No. 64
Guernsey Registered Charity number CH261 *
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Description Aims and Objectives
One of only two housing associations in Guernsey, founded in 1968 (under the umbrella of the Guernsey Council of Churches), to provide temporary emergency housing for homeless young families, and permanent accommodation for the elderly, with the object of keeping families together by preventing the children having to be put into care, and helping the Association's tenants with their difficulties.
The Association is continually dealing with young families, separated men and women with children, unmarried mothers and the elderly, all in desperate circumstances. The Association has three properties with eighteen units of accommodation which is occupied as temporary housing by young families (usually for about nine months), and as permanent housing by the elderly. There is a permanent waiting list for the accommodation.
Organisation and Management
By a patron (The Bailiff), Chairman, and committee of five members (all voluntary) and three resident wardens.
Finance is from the modest rents and public donations, all of which are entirely spent in Guernsey.