New figures released by YMCA England have revealed that Southend YMCA is the top housing provider out of 30 YMCA managed schemes in England. Each month YMCAs are required to submit statistics based on: voids (if a flat is unoccupied), Arrears (rent owed by residents), repairs (work needed on the flats are carried out within a set time), complaints (dealt with and replied to in writing within the set time) and applications (young people applying for housing are interviewed and a decision is made within the set time).
Southend YMCA has not had a void for over 3 years. For the last 12 months Southend YMCA has ranked 1st (or joint first) in the country.
Over 7000 young people are housed by supported accomadation provided by the YMCA, funded by third party organisations, local councils and Supporting People.