Today, we operate in Essex and East London and locally manage over 10,000 homes, with plans in place to deliver more than 250 new homes over the coming year.
Swan Housing Association started out small. Its original incarnation, Basildon Community Housing Association (BCHA), started life by managing homes transferred to it in Basildon by the Commission For New Towns. BCHA's logo happened to be a Swan. In the late 1980s, the government was pushing the idea of tenant choice; tenants in New Towns could elect to go with the local authority or move to an independent landlord. The Commission for New Towns transferred around 2,000 homes to Basildon Community Housing Association in 1994 and that is where our story begins. We now have over 10,600 homes and 22,500 residents.