Welcome to the Harrow Churches Housing Association

HCHA is a small, innovative and growing housing association providing housing people in West London and the South East. We specialise in providing high quality lifetime homes for older people and in providing much needed affordable housing for others when opportunities arise. We provide:

  • Extra care;
  • Sheltered housing;
  • Homes for people with life limiting chronic conditions and physical disabilities;
  • Housing for those who need affordable homes many of whom were homeless or in high priority housing need;
  • Single homeless people;
  • Rent to buy properties.

Our Values

We started out in 1964 set up by the members of local churches who got together to do something practical to change the living conditions of elderly people in Harrow. That ethos continues to drive our social mission and values today. We are proud of our past and we aim to continue to provide more homes for more people in the future. We may be small but HCHA is an ambitious organisation that is also strongly committed to delivering the best value for money for both tenants and the public purse.

  • Mayor of Hounslow & local MP help mark 30th anniversary of Dashwood Court

    Hounslow’s Mayor Sue  Sampson, Ruth Cadbury MP, Catherine Dunne, portfolio holder for Housing and local ward councillors Ajmer and Pritam Grewal were invited by HCHA to join tenants and staff in marking three decades of social housing provision at Dashwood Court in Hounslow. Mayor Sampson said, ‘I would like to thank HCHA for inviting me…

  • Preparing for Remembrance Day

    Much to the delight of Paxfold residents, Stuart McDonald moved into the sh­­eltered scheme one year ago and instantly became a popular figure, his poppy festooned trike drawing both attention and smiles. Stuart tells us about his passion for volunteering with the Royal British Legion. Q: What made you decide to decorate your trike with…

  • Community Star Awards presented to a full house!

    Above left to right: Mayoress Mrs Marilyn Devine, Mahesh Naran, Tony Butler, Kim Van Den Berghe,  Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine and Christopher Holley, CEO of HCHA. Photos by Lucy Baker. On Wednesday 13th September the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Marilyn Devine visited Ewart House extra care scheme to…

  • Couple reunited in new home

    Thomas and Irene Bonner were finally reunited when they were offered a new home at Paxfold, after having to live separately for 14 months due to limited wheelchair access in their rented home, and a shortage of local care facilities where they could live together. Thomas Bonner (age 84) a retired RAF non-commissioned officer (NCO) and…

  • Welcome to our new Rent-to-Buy tenants in Bicester!

    New tenants met the Mayor of Cherwell who officially inaugurated the ten Rent-to-buy 2 bed apartments in Stratton Park, Bicester on Monday 22nd May. BBC Radio Oxford featured the initiative and interviewed Zoe Blomer, one of our new tenants, click to play clip: Rentplus, an innovative business providing rent-to-buy homes, and Harrow Churches Housing Association…

  • Joyce Hixon celebrates her 100th birthday!

    Ewart House extra care scheme was decked out in pink decorations- the favourite colour of resident Joyce Hixon who celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and staff. Pictured: Joyce with Rev King and some of her carers and her friend from Monserrat, Franklin Margetson. The Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, blessed the day with…

  • Edward Erdwin receives HCHA Community Star Award

    In March, Gillian House resident, Edward Erdwin, who is known to everyone as Ted, was presented with the HCHA Community Star Award. Chipo Chapesshamano, Intensive Housing Coordinator said, ‘Ted is just fantastically community spirited! He looks out for everyone at Gillian House, and he’s more like our sheltered scheme security man – he goes round…

  • Active Minds

    A wellbeing initiative for older residents The Active Minds project is funded by Harrow Council’s Adult and Community Learning, it forms part of government research into health and wellbeing. Over the past 12 weeks the project has been delivered by facilitators to HCHA’s older tenants living at St Barnabas Court, Gillian House, and Paxfold sheltered schemes,…

  • Rentplus & HCHA to deliver Oxfordshire’s first rent-to-buy scheme

    Rentplus & Harrow Churches Housing Association partner to deliver Oxfordshire’s first rent-to-buy scheme On Wednesday, 14th December, Rentplus, an innovative business providing rent-to-buy homes, and Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA) announced a new partnership to deliver new rent-to-buy homes at Mulberry Developments Stratton Park scheme in Bicester. Located in Cherwell District Council, the local authority is…

  • Lord Best urges the building of more homes for older people

    Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA) distinguished guest speaker Lord Richard Best Paxfold sheltered scheme for older people in to celebrate the first anniversary of the scheme’s redevelopment. Chris Holley, CEO of HCHA, welcomed guests including tenants, Board members, partners at Harrow Council, local churches and a host of stakeholders working across the social housing sector. Lord Best who is a member of the…

  • Gillian House gets a makeover

    The communal lounge, niches and corridors at Gillian House all got a lick of paint, new flooring, curtains, lighting and bespoke furniture and artwork. Interior designer Angela Wright explained, ‘Our brief was to give a fresh updated feel to the sheltered scheme and I think we achieved that through consultation with the tenants of their preferences.’ The refurbishment cost just…

  • HCHA Community Star Award for Peggy Waters

    HCHA Board member Philip Dean along with Tracey Baldwin (Finance Manager) made a surprise appearance at Peggy Waters 90th birthday party to present her with our first ever HCHA Community Star Award. Philip said, ‘Peggy truly deserves this award, it is given with our heartfelt appreciation of her tremendous contribution to life at Wolstenholme sheltered scheme in Stanmore.’ Linda Jackson, Intensive Housing Coordinator at Wolstenholme, said, ‘Peggy Waters…

Positive & Healthy Living

Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018 Wolstenholme Wednesday 17th January 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

Expressive Art

Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage) Paxfold on Friday 19th January 11.00pm – 1.00pm

Expressive Art

Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage) St Barnabas on Monday 22 January from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Positive & Healthy Living

Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018 Dashwood Court on Tuesday 23rd January at 2-4pm
  • Positive & Healthy Living

    Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018

    Wolstenholme Wednesday 17th January 11am-1pm & 2-4pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    Paxfold on Friday 19th January 11.00pm – 1.00pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    St Barnabas on Monday 22 January from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Positive & Healthy Living

    Join us for tea & a chat about sharing ideas for a healthier 2018

    Dashwood Court on Tuesday 23rd January at 2-4pm

  • Expressive Art

    Texture Rubbings Using Chalk and Pastels (Frottage)

    Gillian House on Wednesday 31st January 2.00pm – 4.00pm