• 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

  • Our streetdance troupe show off their talents!

  • 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

  • Mr and Mrs Parry were the winners of the 2013 Neighbour of the Year award. Sarah Cook nominated them for all the help and support they have given her family.

  • 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!


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At 102 years old, we are one of the UK’s oldest housing associations.

We manage over 1,500 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. New job vacancies

    We have two new job vacancies.

  2. Resident Board member vacancy

    We have a new vacancy for a resident Board member.

  3. Apprentice opportunity

    We have a two-year apprenticeship in building maintenance available with Construction Gateway. 

  4. Our texting service

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

  5. Hitchin dementia club – places available

    Hitchin now has a new club to support local people with low to moderate dementia and it’s keen to recruit new members.

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A resident of HCHA had someone call to service her boiler, in an unmarked car. She didn’t let him in as she was not due to have a boiler service, and he did not provide identification. Please be advised – this is not one of our contractors and the police have been informed.

Click here for more information


Can you smell gas?

National Gas Emergency number: 0800 111 999


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