The Newlon story
Newlon Housing Trust was established in 1968 when philanthropic members of the New London Synagogue worked together to buy properties that could be rented at affordable rates by members of the local community in need of decent homes.
The need for affordable housing had been pushed to the forefront of public consciousness by the scandal associated with the notorious slum landlord Peter Rachman and the BBC TV Play ‘Cathy Come Home’, which highlighted the harsh reality of homelessness.
Initially, most of our homes were refurbished street properties that were converted into flats. The first two homes we acquired were in Amhurst Road and Evering Road in Hackney (pictured here). These two properties cost £10,500 to acquire. We still own these houses today, along with more than 8,200 other homes.
To learn more about the history of Newlon take a look at our milestones page.
You can also find further information by reading about our 50th anniversary, which took place in 2018.
We are committed to delivering a good service to our residents and we are extremely proud to have won awards that reflect this. To see the awards we have won in the past please visit our awards page.