Reliance Housing

We are dynamic, viable and independent supportive housing provider. We provide good quality homes and excellent services, supporting people and communities in need and improving lives.
We are motivated by the desire to correct inequality in housing provision, to demonstrate community self-help, to create economic opportunities and to help build social capital.
Today we provide homes and services for people from a diverse range of ethnic groups.

We support vulnerable homeless people to achieve greater independence and find permanent move on accommodations.

Our Founders

Osman Ishal
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
For the past decade he has been working in the social housing sector with particular focus on resettling refugees. Prior to starting Reliance Housing, Osman was the Regional Manager for the nationally celebrated Housing Association ACH for 6 years. He holds a first class Master in Entrepreneurship from Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law. Osman is originally from Somaliland and came to Europe as refugee.
Abdirahman Iman
Co-founder and Operations Director
Abdirahman has worked over decade in the Social Housing sector developed deep knowledge in housing, welfare and immigration issues.

Over the years he has personally accommodated thousands of homeless clients in the Birmingham. He excellent reputation withing refugee communities in Birmingham for his responsiveness and willingness to go above and beyond to homeless people.

Prior to setting up Reliance Housing, Abdirahman worked 6 years for ACH Birmingham as their Housing Management lead. During that period, he oversaw voids, rental income, repair management, property acquisitions and tenancy management.

Our clients

What our clients says

  • In early 2018 I became seriously ill, I was let go of my work due to this. I suddenly could not maintain my rent payments and was thereafter evicted. I was sick and homeless, and, if not for the kindness of friends who let me sofa surf in their homes, would be out on the streets. Last year I was put in touch with Reliance Housing, they immediately accommodated me. With their support I have been able to focus on my failing health. I have now managed to receive lifesaving medical procedure and the future is looking brighter.

    - Abdiqani,
  • Since moving to Birmingham I been fortunate to find accommodation with Reliance Housing. During my stay with them I have received a lot of support and help to meet my medical needs and gain financial independence. The staff speak my language and have acted as my first point of call. I cannot recommend Reliance Housing enough.

    - Suleban,
  • I have been tenant of Reliance Housing now for a few months now. They have supported me to resettle here in Birmingham and to get my benefits on track. I am hopeful that they will help me to secure permanent accommodation that will enable me to move on and settle here.

    - Mohamadu,