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.
We note with dismay the plans by the Home Office to continue with mass deportations to Jamaica. With a continuing health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic we believe that lives are at risk, as the UK government are prepared to deport men, women and children to countries where they have few, if any, links … Continue reading “BMENational Statement on Charter Flight Deportations”
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”
List of Members and Partners
We have a national membership and work closely with a range of partners.