Buckinghamshire Housing Association is a not-for-profit Registered Provider of affordable homes in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and parts of Oxfordshire. We were established in 1944 in response to Wycombe having been declared a reception centre for evacuees and the woefully short supply of housing locally.
The area in which we work has seen a huge increase in property prices over recent years, making it more and more difficult for people to find good quality, affordable homes to rent or buy and worsening the incidence of homelessness. We believe passionately in being true to the ethos of our founders and of the social housing movement itself; for this reason, the vast majority of our homes are still let at social rents.
Most of our homes are allocated through nominations arrangements with our local authority partners, although we continue to maintain a direct waiting list for our housing for older people scheme at St Hugh’s Close in Stokenchurch. We also work closely with a number of local authorities on special projects, including mortgage rescue schemes and short term housing initiatives to assist homeless households.
Securing opportunities for new development is difficult in our operating area but we nevertheless have aspirations to grow. We have a good track record of delivering challenging development initiatives, often with the help of grant input from the local authorities with whom we work.
As a smaller housing provider, we pride ourselves on offering a sensitive, empathetic service to our residents. At the same time, we are committed to making the best use of the latest technology to help us modernise our services and to make them as efficient and cost effective as possible.