Sharing temporary tenancies

We offer shared temporary tenancies to homeless households. This provides much lower-cost higher quality temporary accommodation.

This is aimed at homeless applicants in Inverness, Ross-Shire, Nairn and Fort William who are willing to share a 2-bedroom temporary flat or house. They should be able to manage their shared tenancies without problems.  

Benefits of sharing:

  • You can get a good standard of temporary housing at a more affordable price - rent and bills are halved with a housemate
  • Instead of sharing accommodation with several others, sharing would only be with one person
  • We will help you find people to share with
  • We will also help and support sharers to settle in
  • Sharers will be able to lock their room to give them peace of mind
  • It doesn’t affect homeless rights – these will stay the same

Many more households are choosing to share - and finding that it works for them 

What to do if you are interested

  • Visit your local Service Point to speak with a Housing Officer
  • Phone your Housing Officer or contact 01349 886602
  • Email your Housing Officer or Homeless.options@highland.gov.uk

Read our sharing tenancies leaflet

Sharers Charter