About us

Based in Chelmsford, Essex, we are a locally managed and governed charitable housing association. We provide high-quality affordable homes to rent and buy.

Established in March 2002, we have two main aims – to provide excellent services and to increase the supply of affordable homes to those in need.

As one of approximately 2,000 housing associations in the UK, we work closely with our customers, local authorities, private sector companies, other charitable agencies and public sector bodies to constantly improve the services we provide.

Whether tackling antisocial behaviour to improve our customers quality of life, providing support for older people or developing affordable properties we are committed to our vision, purpose and values.

Our vision
To be the leading provider of homes in Essex.

Our purpose
To provide more homes for people unable to rent or buy privately.

Our values

  • Committed to achieving our purpose;
  • Sharing responsibility for future success;
  • Being fair, open and honest;
  • Recognising the value of people.

For further information about our corporate aims please view our Corporate plan 2016-2020[pdf] 1MB

Our management team

Our Board members have overall responsibility for setting the strategic objectives and monitoring our performance against them.

Our Executive Management team has responsibility for implementing the strategies and policies set by the Board and for overseeing the day to day operations.


Our subsidiaries

We have created three wholly owned subsidiary companies: