New offices open
May 20, 2013 News | Share
Waltham Forest Housing Association Official Opening of new Offices
Over 70 people attended the official opening of Waltham Forest Housing Associationâ€™s offices in Church Hill Walthamstow on Thursday 11th April. Stella Creasy MP and Deputy Mayor Cllr Ali welcomed the opportunity to attend and share in the celebrations, which are part of a year long calendar of events celebrating the Associationâ€™s 50th Anniversary working in Waltham Forest.
Tenants, partners, local authority and National Housing Federation representatives came to hear Stella Creasy and Cllr Ali talk about the work of WFHA, not just for their own tenants, but also for the benefit of local residents.
Waltham Forest Housing Association, founded in 1963 by the Chingford Lions, was set up to house older people in sheltered housing in the locality. WFHA now also houses families and single people as well as supported housing schemes including several schemes for people with learning difficulties and a scheme for homeless young men.
Although small in size, it is involved in both local and national forums for the benefit of older and vulnerable people.
Quote from Linda Milton Chief Executive:
“It was wonderful to see so many of our tenants and partners join us today to officially open our new offices in Walthamstow. It was the first of a number of events that we have planned to celebrate 50 years of providing housing and support and we look forward to the next 50 years.”
Quote from Stella Creasy MP:
“I was delighted to be asked to officially open WFHA’s new offices in Walthamstow as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. As a small local organisation specialising in older people and supported housing, they provide so much more than just being a landlord albeit a good landlord! Locally they are active in a number of initiatives including projects involving the police, health service and the local authority which benefit not only their own tenants but local residents too. They are also involved in national campaigns that particularly benefit people in later life and vulnerable people.
They have provided good quality housing and support services for the last 50 years and are now looking forward to the next 50 years.”