Backing the campaign for homes for everyone

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A housing association is backing a campaign to end Britain’s housing crisis.

Hertfordshire based Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association installed its own ‘Homes for Britain’ billboards outside its largest current development.

It set up two eyecatching billboards on the site of its Heart of Maylands scheme on the site of a former business park in Hemel Hempstead in the run up to the election.

The billboards promotes the Homes for Britain campaign, which has brought together hundreds of organisations from across the housing world who believe everyone has a right to a decent, affordable, home to call their own.

And it is calling on the government to end the housing crisis within a generation.

Hightown Chief Executive David Bogle has already shown his personal commitment to the initiative by cycling 43 miles from Hightown’s head office in Hemel Hempstead to the national Homes for Britain rally in Westminster earlier this year.

He said: “The lack of affordable housing is affecting the lives of people across the country.

“We’re working hard to deliver much-needed affordable properties in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and we hope these billboards will also raise the profile of the Homes for Britain campaign.”

The Homes for Britain billboards are positioned in Maylands Avenue, where the charitable housing association is building a 130-home development with a public square, church, cafes, convenience store and eight other shops.

Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association Limited is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire providing a wide range of housing and support services for families and single people including people with special needs. 

It currently manages over 4,700 homes and employs over 600 staff.

The housing association has an annual turnover of £48 million and a development programme that will deliver around 1,000 new affordable homes over the next three years.