Origin Housing developments
We are a registered social landlord, managing over 6,800 homes in London and Hertfordshire. We provide affordable housing in our communities as well as related care and support services to the people who live in them.
Origin Housing started life in 1924 as St. Pancras House Improvement Society, a charitable organisation founded by Father Basil Jellicoe because of a belief that good quality affordable housing is a foundation for a successful life.
Thanks to a subsequent series of mergers with other organisations: Humanist Housing Association, Griffin Homes, and Lee Housing Association, we now work in 14 areas across North London and Hertfordshire.
We want to provide homes that people are proud to live in. Housing is a long-term commitment so it is important to us that we build quality property and continue to invest in keeping homes at modern standards over many decades.
We buy land and build homes for rent and for sale. We also buy homes directly from private house builders.
The homes are for:
- letting at a subsidised rent;
- part-rent part-buy (called shared ownership);
- outright sale – the profits from which support our charitable objectives.
We finance this by: raising loans; proceeds from sales; along with a small amount of government grant.