a collective of housing associations who work in diverse neighbourhoods. We are committed to delivering new homes, regenerating our communities and playing our part in tackling the housing crisis. We work with policy holders and decision-makers to improve people’s lives through tackling housing inequality.
We stand in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and have long campaigned against the widespread racial injustice faced by our community. We recognise that the issue of racism, surrounding the murder of George Floyd and others like him, is not simply specific to the US. The systemic racism faced by Black people in the UK is our collective responsibility to change and it is vital that we work to understand and acknowledge this to create a more equal future, both for our colleagues and customers.
Racial injustice in the housing sector in England has a long history and deep roots. Tackling this will be a focus of ours in the coming months.
Innisfree’s story started in 1985 when the unmet housing needs of the Irish communities in London prompted some activists to set up a new housing association. Today, nearly 60% of our tenants have an Irish background though when we let our homes, we are open to the diverse community of Londoners in need of genuinely … Continue reading “Innisfree are recruiting two board members”
Bangla Housing Association, based in East London where there is a high proportion of Asian and ethnic minority residents, recently secured a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, which is supported by Government, to create a Covid-19 advice project for the Bangladeshi communities in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. BHA secured the grant, working in … Continue reading “Bangla HA and Covid-19”
A call to action from Khalid Mair of the Imani Housing Co-operative You may be familiar with this story, or not so, but let me tell it anyway, over 30 years ago what are now framed as urban race riots took place in the inner cities, up and down the UK, after which came independent … Continue reading “We Must Be Bold and Seize The Opportunity”
List of Members and Partners
We have a national membership and work closely with a range of partners.