Our History

Bexley Community Housing Association was formed in 1965 and as a small association has played a role in providing social housing and being a part of the local community.

The association currently owns and manages 137 homes in the London Borough of Bexley. We also manage a further 66 Almshouses in Gravesend for a local charity.

Bexley Community Housing Association is committed to remaining an independent Housing association in Bexley and our business plan supports this.

The Association is managed by a Chief Executive, who is supported by a team of five staff dedicated to providing homes, services and support to our residents.

The Association is governed by a Board of Management comprising of voluntary members; there are currently seven members of the Board. The Board normally meets six times a year plus an Annual General Meeting held in September each year.

In 2014, Bexley Churches Housing Association changed it’s name to Bexley Community Housing Association.

In 2015, BECHA celebrated it’s 50th anniversary. We had a celebration at the Boat House in Danson Park and were joined by a number of our tenants, our contractors and other partners. Our guest of honour was Mrs Brenda Reid, one of BECHA’s co-founders, who told us some fascinating stories of the early days of the association.

Brenda Reid, our co-founder, cutting the cake at BECHA's 50th anniversary celebrations. In other photos, residents, staff and contractors, Leigh Pattison, BECHA's vice-chair says goodbye to Grant Blowers, stepping down after many years service to the board, and Sue Daniels, our Chief Executive.
Brenda Reid, our co-founder, cutting the cake at BECHA's 50th anniversary celebrations. In other photos, residents, staff and contractors, Leigh Pattison, BECHA's vice-chair says goodbye to Grant Blowers, stepping down after many years service to the board, and Sue Daniels, our Chief Executive.




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