CHAT Churches Housing Action Team (Mid Devon)
Please jump for CHAT (Churches Housing Action Team) because we are a small local charity working to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Mid Devon, where wages are lower, and housing costs higher, than average.
CHAT was founded in 1995 by Christians who were concerned by the large number of people experiencing housing difficulty in Mid Devon. We believe that everybody is entitled to decent, secure and permanent housing - somewhere to call home. We are working to prevent homelessness in Mid Devon.
We give free, impartial and confidential Housing Advice in person or over the phone; we can assist in finding accommodation, provide a deposit guarantee or negotiate with a landlord on a tenant's behalf.
With the free support from our Tenancy Support workers we can help those at risk of losing their tenancies to keep their homes and move on with their lives.
We also provide practical support: we can give food parcels, bedding, sleeping bags and tents and we have a furniture store of donated items to assist those who were homeless with setting up a new home.