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During the 1970s we began to grow beyond our initial area of operation in Hackney and started to provide affordable homes in the boroughs of Enfield and Tower Hamlets. In the 1980s we completed our first new build projects. We also began to provide homes in Waltham Forest.

Our Shared Ownership subsidiary, Access Homes Housing Association, was created in 1985. More recently we have been entrusted with the development, regeneration and management of estates in Haringey, Islington, Redbridge and Camden.

A major landmark came in 2003 when we were named as the lead housing association in the ‘Arsenal on the Move’ regeneration project.

Our first supported housing schemes

Prince Charles opens Hackney supported housing schemeNewlon provides supported housing for people who need additional care and support in their lives. We work in partnership with our sister organisation Outward, a specialist care and support provider, to help people with additional needs to reach their full potential. We opened our first supported housing scheme in 1976 and in 1986 we acquired the old Mothers’ Hospital site in Hackney, which at the time became our biggest new build project. It included the development of a new scheme for the elderly which was opened by HRH Prince Charles (pictured).

Our first stock transfer

In 1999 the residents of the Barnsbury Estate in Islington voted to become Newlon residents in our first stock transfer. There are nearly 700 homes on the Barnsbury Estate which we continue to manage today.

Helping you find your first home

As well as affordable rented housing we provide Shared Ownership properties – part-buy part-rent homes to help people get onto the property ladder for the first time, and affordable rented homes for Key Workers.

In 1992 we completed our first Shared Ownership scheme at Limehouse Basin, E14. The £2.5 million development on Horseferry Road comprises 42 homes, many overlooking the River Thames. For more details on our Shared Ownership schemes please visit our Newlon Living website.

Local Newlon residentIn 2008 we completed our first Social HomeBuy, a government initiative, helping people to buy the homes they live in.

For over half a century we have worked to meet the housing needs of our local communities in north and east London. As we continue to grow we remain committed in our support for an area rich in diversity.