The Together Housing Group comprises 7 companies, each run by a skilled voluntary board made up of tenants, council representatives and independent experts.
The Group manages over 35,000 homes, affecting over 50,000 people’s lives and employing 1,300 staff over a huge geographical area in the North of England. All partners have charitable status registered in England and Wales with the FSA as Industrial and Provident Societies.
We also produce a Value For Money (VFM) Self Assessment which we provide to our regulator (Homes and Communities Agency) setting out how we are achieving VFM in delivering our vision and objectives and how we plan to do so in the future.
Chevin Housing Association is an amalgamation of a number of formerly independent housing associations.
Ebor HA (formed in 1974) merged with Castle Gate Housing Society to create Chantry HA in 1992. Chantry HA and Harewood Housing Society (formed in 1975) came together with along with Harewood’s parent company, Chevin HA to form the Chevin Housing Group in 2001. Hallam Housing Society joined the group by a transfer of engagements in 2004.
The group became Chevin Housing Association in 2011. With over 175 staff Chevin owns and manages around 8,500 rented homes spread across 27 local authorities.
Green Vale Homes (GVH) formed in March 2006 from Rossendale Council’s Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) with around 3,674 homes managed by 154 staff.
Harewood Housing Society Ltd formed in 1970. With 12 staff they currently manage over 1,000 of Chevin’s leasehold stock and provide a management and financial service to around 1,650 private sector leaseholders.
Housing Pendle (HP) based in East Lancashire and was formed in October 2006 following stock transfer from Pendle Borough Council. Housing Pendle has around 143 staff with a stock of approximately 3,326 homes.
Newground is one of the largest environmental regeneration charities in the North West. Through a wholly owned Community Interest Company (CIC), Newground operates as a social enterprise, delivering programmes of work that improve the local environment and the lives of the people who live and work there. Any surpluses made from these programmes are transferred to the charity and reinvested in further programmes of improvement.
Pennine Housing 2000 (PH2K) is Calderdale’s largest social landlord, set up in March 2001 to take over ownership and management of the Council’s rented housing stock. Pennine Housing currently owns and manages over 12,000 homes and has around 363 staff.
Twin Valley Homes (TVH) formed in March 2001 and is the largest registered social landlord in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire. Twin Valley Homes currently has around 370 staff and approximately 8,500 homes.