Our history

For almost 60 years, we’ve provided housing to local people in Gravesend and the surrounding areas.

We were formed in September 1964 by the Gravesend and District Council of Churches, which recognised the need for affordable rented housing in the area.

After being inspired by the drama ‘Cathy Come Home’ two years later, we raised enough cash to purchase 14 London Road, Northfleet, creating our first nine flats.

After the 1974 Housing Act was introduced, we grew from strength to strength and by 1977 we had over 100 homes. This grew to over 200 by 1980, including the purchase of Elizabeth Court in central Gravesend.

We also expanded our reach to the Dartford borough.

In 1987 we took over the management of 22 units on behalf of Maidstone Churches Housing Association, amalgamating them into our stock in 1992.

In 2004 we signed a joint development programme with another association (since ended) delivering 42 new affordable housing units at DeWarren House, Glebe Road, Rochester Road, Fulwich Road and four street properties in Singlewell.

In recent years, working with small developers, we have built 29 units for market rent to subsidise our affordable homes.






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Our properties in Meopham were designed with sustainability in mind. Every home is powered by an air source heat pump, and every resident has access to an electric car charging point.

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