The house in the city centre, close to Cork Penny Dinners, has been transformed into three two-bed apartments by the organisation, which will become home to six people.
The property is being shown this morning to homeless campaigner and social activist Fr Peter McVerry, during a visit by him to the organisation on Little Hanover St.
Director Caitríona Twomey said: “The accommodation will be for two years, while people are getting back on their feet.”
The six people who will move into the apartments next month have been selected by Cork Penny Dinners.
The project is the first venture by the Cork charity in providing housing for Cork’s homeless.
Fr McVerry, of the Peter McVerry Trust in Dublin, is also being shown other projects being run by Cork Penny Dinners, including Penny Works, run in conjunction with UCC.
Through that scheme, people who have been homeless on a long-term basis will be provided with employment on short-term projects by employers in Cork — with the aim of offering them a route out of homelessness.
The ultimate aim of the scheme is that employers will be happy to take on individuals for steady employment on a long-term basis.
Ms Twomey said that a new warehouse which is currently under renovation for the organisation will also be shown to Fr McVerry.