Our History 

Last updated - 6 April 2018

Providing homes for those in need.

We formed in April 2011. This was following a group merger between Paddington Churches Housing Association, Springboard, Pathmeads and Genesis. Our story began over 50 years ago, when Paddington first formed (1965) in response to the serious housing crisis in London.

Paddington was one of the boroughs worst affected by the housing crisis. Many families lived in poor and severely overcrowded conditions. Research suggests there were 40,000 people living in just 6,000 homes. 86% of homes did not have their own bath or toilet.

PCHA was set up in 1965 and leased its first property at Chevening Road, NW6, to two families the next year.

We have come a long way in that time. The external environment has changed dramatically, but we continue to be guided by our social purpose.

Watch this video marking our 50th anniversary for more.