Over the next 10 years we hope to build many more new homes and are actively seeking development partners.
Our aim is to build beautiful, functional homes that people want to live in, that are fit for purpose and that our tenants can afford to rent.
We can bring to the table land - we have schemes that have outlived their usefulness and are keen to see that land put to the best use.
We have unused borrowing capacity. We have strong relationships with our lenders and a growing asset base so are well-positioned for development.
We are flexible and pragmatic: we trust our managers to make their own decisions and act on them promptly.
We have high standards matched with practical knowledge of what works in a building once you add that all important ingredient - the occupants.
In the pipeline
In July 2011 we were selected as the preferred new landlord for Dashwood Court in Hounslow following a rigorous selection process.
Residents of the sheltered scheme were given an opportunity to scrutinise the competing bids. We look forward to fulfilling their high expectations.
We are looking at several new development opportunities in Hounslow, Hillingdon and Harrow.
We have joined forces with Housing for Women and Commonweal to push forward plans for a new service, Reunite, helping to bring back together women leaving prison and their children.
A fundraiser has been commissioned to generate cash to pay for the service and, if funding is forthcoming, we hope to have the service running in 2012.
Two imperatives - climate change and rising fuel bills - are driving a new initiative.
Professor Petra Gratton, a lecturer in environmental issues at Brunel University, is working with students on way to make some of our older sheltered housing schemes more energy efficient.
To discuss new opportunities with HCHA: please contact chief executive Christopher Holley