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Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents
Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents
Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents
Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents
Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents
Jersey Homes Trust
Jersey’s not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents

The Jersey Homes Trust (JHT) was set up in 1995 as a not-for-profit organisation to provide social rented homes for Island residents.

Since then the Trust has either developed or acquired 768 new homes spread over 22 developments. Most of these are in the town area but there are several in outlying parishes. 

The Trust borrowed over £100 million from local banks to fund its developments. Money was borrowed on a project-by-project basis, typically over a 25-year period, to purchase sites and build homes. The States of Jersey supported the work of the Trust through the provision of subsidies to assist in meeting the cost of part of its loan interest and also, in some cases, capital grants towards site acquisition or development costs where these were particularly high. All the land owned by the JHT is protected by legal covenants to ensure its future use for social rented housing.

Under its agreement with the States, tenants of JHT properties enjoy the same rent as those levied by other housing associations for equivalent properties.

The JHT does not employ any staff. Management of the properties and all maintenance and repairs associated with them is outsourced. This ensures that costs are kept to a minimum thus providing a value-for-money service to the Island of Jersey.

As a landlord of social rented housing, the JHT is acutely aware of its responsibilities towards people in all sectors of society. Several of its homes are specially adapted for people who have individual living requirements. These can range from fairly minor adaptations, such as wide doors to enable wheelchair access, to specially constructed units for people with severe disabilities. A number of the Trust's properties are leased to Les Amis, which allows people with learning difficulties to enjoy life in the community.

The JHT is run by a board of seven Trustees, all of whom are active, professional people.