What we do

We work right across London, making our capital a more diverse and affordable place to live. We work in many different areas which take us from buying land and building new homes through to long-term successful management of thriving communities.

Our social purpose

Notting Hill Genesis is about more than bricks and mortar

Our social purpose is as important to us today as when our parent organisations were formed in the 1960s. We're committed to being at the heart of our communities, providing homes for lower-income households in London and the south east.

Both Notting Hill Housing and Genesis were founded in response to homelessness and poor living conditions. We've always been innovative and forward-thinking organisations. Our growth over the decades has given tens of thousands of people a place to call home. We won't stop now. It's vital we don't rest on our laurels, but continue to give future generations the same opportunities.

Any commercial work and property sales we undertake is to create greater surpluses to invest more in affordable housing, and as Notting Hill Genesis we can do more.

Our staff have always been at the heart of our communities, and we want our merger to enhance those links. Whether it's supporting residents to claim the correct benefits, getting involved in community events, or just being there for a resident to talk to in times of need, our relationship with those in our homes goes beyond bricks and mortar. That relationship has always important for our colleagues and residents and it will remain so for Notting Hill Genesis.

We'll also retain our shareholder structure. Many of our shareholders have been involved with us for years, even decades, and we want to ensure that their shared traditions and values, which go back more than 50 years, continue to influence how we work in the future.

Providing a wide range of housing services across London and the south-east

Our residents are both homeowners and tenants, on a broad range of incomes. The housing we offer ranges from permanent rented housing and temporary housing for people who come to us through their local council in high need of a low-cost home, to home ownership schemes for people taking a first step onto the housing ladder. Many residents are also referred to our housing offering care and support.

Read more about the various tenancies we offer and our homes for sale.

Building more homes

We're committed to building more homes. As long as there are people on housing waiting lists in London, we will be a developer. We spot key opportunities for land and new homes, and then work closely with a variety of development partners to build them for residents. We work efficiently and use our asset base intelligently.

Reinvesting surplus for purpose

The businesses that make up the Notting Hill Genesis are empowered to be self-sufficient and run their own affairs. Making our own money gives us the freedom to be entrepreneurial so we can innovate and make improvements for our residents.

While some of our businesses make more money than others, we reinvest profits from our commercial activities and reserves to develop additional housing that meets the needs of more people in London. We all work with one common goal – to provide homes that are affordable, comfortable to live in and well-maintained.

A bright future

Above and beyond our core housing management work, we will continue to fulfil our social purpose by:

  • Increasing the number of affordable homes in London
  • Deriving social value from our contracts and procurement activity
  • Supporting residents to continue living in their homes
  • Organising volunteering activities that improve our communities
  • Helping residents into employment or training
  • Helping older people to lead healthier, active and independent lives through outstanding care and support services
  • Ensuring new homes are built and existing homes maintained to the highest standards
  • Involving residents in the governance of the organisation
  • Being a great employer that offers meaningful jobs and has satisfied employees.