Veterans Aid Refurbishment of Old Rectory, Stepney (2016)

Habitat for Humanity worked with Veterans Aid and Bloomberg to completely refurbish and extend a large Victorian rectory in Stepney, to provide accommodation for Veterans’ Aid clients who have found themselves in crisis.

The property has been refurbished to a standard that gives the hostel the feel of a hotel, rather than a hostel, and this fits with Veterans’ Aid philosophy of providing their clients with the very best. This is important as it demonstrates the clients have value and worth. This is a contrast to the way in which many homeless people view themselves.