HCHA stands for Harrow Churches Housing Association. We are a small and growing housing association serving vulnerable people in the London boroughs of Harrow, Hounslow and Hillingdon. We provide affordable housing and support that gives people a better quality of life.
We were set up in 1964 by active members of the local church community concerned about the living conditions of elderly people renting privately in Harrow. The first homes we built were in the modern concept of manager-supported sheltered housing.
We are formally affiliated to 47 Harrow Churches. The Christian spirit of helping those less fortunate than ourselves, regardless of their race, religion or background, continues to motivate our staff and the board of volunteers who govern us and oversee our standards. We are proud to serve such a diverse corner of north west London.
For over more than 50 years our housing services have extended and progressed to include clients who may be: elderly, young, have a physical disability, be living with HIV, or be on low incomes or require extra care. All of our residents are vulnerable people who, with a little support can lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We’re proud that we’re a product of merger and growth between like minded organisations, namely: Harrow Baptist Housing Association, Harrow Churches Housing Association, Stanmore Christian Housing Association, Harlington Rectory Housing Association, and a stock transfer of Dashwood Court in Hounslow. Our geographic area has grown and we have changed as we’ve been flexible and taken on new ideas and partnerships. But our faith and vision has allowed us to remain relevant, and this will continue to drive our work for the next 50 years!