The Newlon story
Newlon Housing Trust was established in 1967 when philanthropic members of the New London Synagogue decided to club 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.
In 1968 Newlon Housing Trust was formally set up. 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 around 8,000 other homes.
To learn more about the history of Newlon see our milestones page.
We are committed to delivering a good service to our residents and we are extremely proud to have won awards that reflect this. For information on the awards we have won over the last few years please visit our awards page.