GHHA 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.
The bitter winter of 1962/3 sparked concerns amongst the members of Harrow churches about the need for better housing for vulnerable elderly people in the community.
An appeal for donations was launched in July 1963 under the title ‘A Home of Their Own’.
|1964||April, Harrow Baptist Housing Association was incorporated|
|1965||The Association purchases its first property, which is converted to 4 flats and a parcel of land.|
|1967||10 purpose built bungalows are completed on the land in Becket Fold|
|1969||Wolstenholme, sheltered scheme is opened, 33 flats|
|1973||Gillian House, sheltered scheme opens, 35 flats|
|1974||Prince Charles inaugurates Richards Close, sheltered scheme, 54 flats|
|1979||Paxfold House, sheltered scheme opens, 47 flats|
|1987||St Barnabus, sheltered scheme opens, 36 flats|
|1996||Young Persons\’ Scheme shared housing project begins|
|2007||Street Properties projects begins for people living with HIV|
|2009||Demolition of Richards Close and construction of Ewart House, Award winning extra care scheme, 47 units|
|2011||General needs housing for families begins in Hillingdon & Harrow
Dashwood Court, Hounslow, acquired by HCHA, 37 flats
|2014||HCHA celebrates its 50th Anniversary|
|2015||Paxfold redevelopment 28 new one bedroom flats.
Merger with Harlington Rectory Housing Association 25 units for over 55s and 29 general needs homes.
|2017||Partnership with Rentplus in an innovative rent-to-buy scheme of ten new 2 bed flats for families in Bicester, Oxfordshire.|
|2019||8 houses purchased in Wycombe for homeless families.
Won the contract to build 78 new homes (58 units for HCHA on the site, and 20 units for Octavia Housing) on the Watkins House and the Sea Cadet site in Harrow, began demolition at the end of March 2019.
|2020||Building works started on the old Watkins House site in Harrow in January 2020. The new development – Windridge Court – will open in autumn 2022.|
|2023||Windridge Court opens
Greenhill Housing Association is launched as the new name for HCHA