Thanks to everyone who joined us down at The Fellowship and Star for our fun-filled day where we looked at how men can be a positive inspiration for young people in Lewisham.
In a month...
"To work together to build a better future
for our Phoenix community"
So why did a resident-led housing association buy a run down, old time, down at heel drinking den?
Well we see ourselves as more than just a housing association: we are about community, about people. And that can mean building houses for people to live in, helping our residents live better lives, working together to improve our communities. And it can mean buying a dilapidated old boozer in Bellingham.
Phoenix Community Housing is a not-for-profit resident-led housing association based in south London.
We own and manage more than 6,000 homes in the Lewisham wards of Bellingham, Whitefoot and Downham, and are now starting to build our first new homes.
We have been named in the top 10 of the UK's best landlords five times running by 24housing magazine.
Shared ownership offers a home ownership opportunity for those who may not be able to purchase a home outright at the full market value.
This scheme allows for a share (25-75%) to be purchased in a property while you pay rent on the remaining share. Over time you can buy the remaining shares of the property up to 100%.
Mary Heelan has been gardening her whole life and has turned that passion into a way of fighting flytipping near her home....
Michael Tisdell is a leasehold Board Member. Here he explains why every resident - whether tenant or leaseholder - should get involved....