• Carol McGrinder, a resident at one of our supported living homes, works at Pioneer House, helped by her Mencap Link Worker, Sarah Hills, and Helen Cairns, Customer Care Manager

  • Andy King, our plumber, shows Stephen Hedge, a work experience placement, the ropes

  • Central Bedfordshire Council Chairman Angela Barker presents John Welch, Chief Executive, with an award for our Old Warden development, flanked by Charlotte Scott, who lives in one of the homes

  • Our Customer Services team can help you with your queries

  • Michelle Philcox, Good Neighbour of the Year 2014, always looks out for George Gilbert who lives across the road.

    Michelle Philcox, our Good Neighbour of the Year  2014, always looks out for George Gilbert, who lives accross the road.

  • Resident Board member, Mike Durrant and HeCTA member, Pat Smith visit the Garden City Exhibition at Letchworth Garden City Museum

  • Residents at Kingfisher Court play bingo!


Howard Cottage staff October 2014

At 103 years old, we are one of the UK’s oldest housing associations.

We manage nearly 1,600 homes within a 25-mile radius of Letchworth Garden City, including nearly 200 homes in rural areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

We have a strong commitment to building and strengthening communities, while also supporting our residents.

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Click here for more information about how to register for housing, and to find out how we work in partnership with North Herts District Council and North Herts Homes to provide good quality rented and shared ownership properties (through the Home4u scheme) for people who are unable to rent or buy privately. 


Latest News

  1. Short courses for residents

    We are offering a series of skills courses for residents over the next six months,  including beginners and 'next steps' computer courses,  first aid and food hygiene and early years in childcare.  For more details click here

  2. New Gas Contractor

    Following a review of our gas servicing contract by a group of staff and residents, we have appointed MCP Property Services as our new gas contractor, with effect from 10 November.

  3. Resident Satisfaction Survey 2014

    Earlier this year 500  residents took part in our annual customer satisfaction survey.  We are now in the process of phoning residents to follow up on comments made.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took part, and look forward to speaking to some of you soon.

  4. Value for money statement available

    Our annual value for money statement and Board report are now available within our financial statements which can be found by clicking here.

  5. Our texting service

    Our texting service helps you check your rent balance, request a call back from your housing officer and log a repair.

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