Group    From 1963 

Notting Hill Housing Trust

Categories: Property, Social Welfare

A social enterprise and charity providing affordable housing for Londoners. It was founded by Bruce Kenrick who had moved to Notting Hill in 1963 (which was then a far cry from the desirable area it is today) and was appalled at the poor quality of housing that people were forced to live in. It now (2016) manages more than 28,000 homes across London.

One of the sponsors of the 2005 Echoes of Spain mural project.

From Notting Hill Genesis: "Notting Hill Housing was formed in 1963 by a group of local residents motivated to tackle the capital’s housing problems. For many at that time, the only way to find somewhere to live was to rent privately, and accommodation was often very poor, tenancies were insecure and rents were exorbitant.

"Its founder, Reverend Bruce Kenrick came to live in Notting Hill ... and had soon joined forced with a group of equally committed people to form new type of voluntary housing association – Notting Hill Housing Trust.

"Over the decades NHH continued to grow, reaching 1,000 homes in 1975 and more than 32,000 by 2018. NHH also opened the first ever shared ownership scheme in the country in 1980.

"In 2009, three housing associations joined the group – Presentation, Croydon Peoples Housing and Pathway Housing Association."

April 2018 Notting Hill Housing and Genesis Housing Association merged to form Notting Hill Genesis.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Notting Hill Housing Trust

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