Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.
We currently manage over 7,000 homes and employ over 1000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £84 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year. Once our houses are built, they are let to people who cannot afford to buy or rent at full market values. The majority of our properties are offered to people on local authority housing lists to rent. We also manage homes to let at intermediate rents, for people saving for a deposit, and shared ownership homes, which help people make their first step on the housing ladder.
Within our care and supported living schemes we work across a diverse range of client groups. These include people with Learning Disabilities (including Autistic Spectrum Disorders), people with Mental Health problems, Young people and adults experiencing Homelessness and women who have survived Domestic Violence. Our aim is to help them develop independent living skills, to be involved in decisions regarding their lives and to participate in their local community.