Hornsey Housing Trust provides affordable housing and support services in the London Borough of Haringey that enable older people to live full, independent lives in the community of their choice. Our aim is to meet the current and future needs of older and vulnerable people in Haringey by providing quality homes, excellent, value for money services and placing tenants at the centre of everything we do. We provide both housing and some level of support to a wide variety of people of different ages and from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, mostly in the Hornsey, Crouch End, Tottenham and Highgate areas of the borough.
The Trust was established to support old age pensioners and we have retained our specialism of housing older people: the current minimum age at which someone can be allocated a Hornsey Housing Trust home is 45 and the average age of a Trust resident is 78. A third of our housing stock consists of sheltered housing, offering scheme-based accommodation with on-site support staff and additional services to our more vulnerable residents.
Our background and history
Hornsey Housing Trust was formed in 1933 by Margaret Hill, CBE, whose primary objective was to “convert houses for the occupation of more than one family” and to “aid old aged pensioners”.
Our first acquisition was in Pembroke Road, N8, in April of that year. The Trust grew rapidly over the first few years. By 1938 – when the Trust’s core focus was based around caring for and accommodating old and incapacitated men and women – 41 houses had been acquired and divided into 175 flats, providing affordable accommodation for 416 people.
Today, Hornsey Housing Trust owns and manages 385 properties within the London Borough of Haringey. In 2013 we celebrated our 80th Birthday.