• Howard Cottage Housing Association and Welwyn Garden City Housing Association will join forces on 1st March 2020.

  • We're still here for you... 

  • The amalgamation is the next chapter in our 109-year history and will enable us to help more people


  1. Open as usual

    First Garden Cities Homes logo We are preparing our IT systems this week for the launch of First Garden Cities Homes on 1st March 2020.  It may take us a little longer than usual to answer calls and issue repairs appointments. Our office is open as usual while the changes take place.

  2. We are joining forces

    First Garden Cities Homes

    We will be joining together with Welwyn Garden City Housing Association from 1st March 2020 to form First Garden Cities Homes. Find out more 

  3. Generations Together

    Generations together 2019

    We recently joined forces with North Hertfordshire District Council and Hillshott Infant School to pilot an intergenerational project: "Generations Together".

  4. Would you like to get involved?

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    There’s a small, friendly group of residents who get together every month to help improve the services we provide. Fancy joining them?

  5. New fire safety leaflet

    Fire Safety leaflet 2018We have produced an informative fire safety leaflet to assist residents to stay safe in their homes.

Coming soon. Two-bedroom apartments at John Coxall Court

Brand new apartments for people aged 55 and over.

  • Open to NHDC housing register applicants who have either a two or one bedroom housing need.
  • A unique opportunity to move from a larger home to a more manageable property and keep a spare room.
  • Bidding opens from 6th May 2020 but you must be on the housing register.

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Local housing partners working together in North Hertfordshire.



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Click the green John Coxall Court link to see how great the development will look, and sign up if you would like to receive updates on building progress or FAQ's.  



Here are the current FAQ's about John Coxall Court

If you have any further questions please just email JCC@howard-cottage.co.uk or

call us on 01462 683307

   John Coxall Court 26th February 2020

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Universal Credit has started...have you gone across yet?

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Universal Credit (UC) is now live in North Herts, Central Bedfordshire and Hertsmere.

Going forward, eligible benefit claimants will move from the old-style benefits across to UC.

Find out more about how to claim UC, the help and advice available to claimants, the effect on your rent payments and answers to frequently asked questions here: