We are proud to be the largest Community Gateway Association in the country. This ensures our residents can choose to become shareholders and help make key decisions about their homes, services and communities.
Last year, Colchester-based Colne Housing invited larger housing associations to explore working together to further tackle the housing crisis in the East of England.
This led to the partnership with Braintree-based Greenfields Community Housing, and the co-creation of our new Community Gateway association: Eastlight Community Homes.
"This merger is a fantastic opportunity to do so much more for residents and future generations in need of affordable homes."
in addition to the 2,500 currently planned over five years.
spent on residents’ existing homes.
tailored to individual needs.
for community improvements, with residents helping to decide where this investment goes.
for residents to have their say and influence decision making.
for members of our communities, including apprenticeships and more opportunities for tradespeople.
"Our vision is to create a trailblazing organisation with empowered residents who have a real say and influence on both their services and our strategic direction."