26 March 2020.
The Jersey Homes Trust is a responsible and compassionate housing provider. We are used to working with those of our tenants who may have financial difficulties from time to time.
During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis we recognise that some tenants will experience delays or interruptions in their income and prompt payment of rental may be affected. In such cases it is important to contact our Managers and to explain the problem. You will find us helpful and understanding.
In all normal circumstances we expect you to continue to pay your rent when it is due.
If you are laid off from work you should contact Customer & Local Services to make a claim for Income Support, which will assist you to pay your rent. Existing Income support claimants should contact Income Support by email Income.firstname.lastname@example.org with details of any change in circumstances.
The Jersey Homes Trust does not intend to evict tenants who go into rent arrears because of Covid-19.
Finally, we are happy to announce that Trustees have decided;
until further notice, the Trust will not implement rental increases that fall due.
Michael Van Neste
Jersey Homes Trust
The Jersey Homes Trust is the largest of a number of independent housing associations in Jersey. It was set up in 1995 to provide social rented homes for Island residents. The JHT now owns and manages 839 homes spread over 24 estates.
The JHT does not employ any staff. Management of the properties and all maintenance and repairs associated with it are outsourced. This ensures that costs are kept to a minimum thus providing a value-for-money service to the Island. The JHT is run by a Board of Trustees all of whom are active professional people.