Genesis Housing Association was formed in April 2011, following
a group merger between Paddington Churches Housing Association,
Springboard, Pathmeads and Genesis Housing Group. Our history is a
long and exciting one dating back nearly half a century, from the
time that Paddington Churches Housing Association was first formed
(1965) in response to the serious housing crisis that was gripping
parts of London.
We have come a long way in that time, and the external
environment has changed dramatically, but we continue to be guided
by consistent principles of helping people in and around London
with strong support, housing to be proud of and opportunities to
turn lives around.
What we stand for
We believe our role is to provide high quality homes and
services to support our customers and the communities in which they
Our social purpose today is just as clear as it was 50 years ago
and we are still passionate about creating and sustaining thriving
We combine our social purpose with a commercial approach geared
to filling gaps in dysfunctional housing markets and creating value
in the properties we own and the places in which we operate.
We offer a wide range of tenures, products and services which
are aimed at helping our customers meet their housing aspirations
as they evolve and their circumstances change over time.
Find out more
You can read
the stories behind the formation and growth of Genesis in our
'Genesis, a History' (PDF).
The history takes you from the formation of Paddington Churches
Housing Association in 1965 through to the inception of Genesis