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We are delighted to confirm that Howard Cottage Housing Association and Welwyn Garden City Housing Association have joined forces. The newly created organisation is known as First Garden Cities Homes.  

The amalgamation took place on 1st March 2020 and is the next chapter in our 109-year history. It’s an exciting development that will enable us to help more people.

From the start of March you’ll start spotting our new logo and branding at Pioneer House, in our communications and, later in the year, on our vans.

And that’s really the only change that we’ll be introducing in March. You’ll still be able to contact us on the usual numbers. All our staff will automatically become employees of First Garden Cities Homes, so it’s very likely that after the amalgamation you’ll continue to see the same faces and talk to the same people as before.

You can access our 'FAQ' sheet  from the link below.  If you would like to receive another printed copy, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Proposals to amalgamate FAQs for residents 

Proposals to amalgamate FAQs for sheltered residents 

If you have any questions or concerns about the amalgamation please email us enquiries@howard-cottage.co.uk or call our Resident Services Team on 01462 683307