This year we're celebrating 50 years of Soho Housing Association
We came into being in 1973, a grassroots movement bringing together people of Soho, born out of a desire to improve local housing conditions, defend homes at risk of destruction through redevelopment and protect those working in Soho from being priced out of living in the city.
The ambition that moved our founders to take action continues to motivate us today. Then, as now, it sees us creating homes that local residents can afford, so safeguarding some of London’s most vibrant and diverse communities. It’s these communities that give Soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Farringdon, Queens Park and Victoria the character that have always made them such beloved parts of our city.
From small beginnings, with the purchase of our very first properties, a residential terrace in Great Pulteney Street, we now own and manage nearly 800 homes and 39 commercial properties.
Looking ahead, the need for high-quality, affordable and sustainable housing in central London is greater than ever. It’s our aim to continue to do our part. We’ve set ourselves the target of delivering 30 new homes over the next five years, and of managing our entire portfolio to increase quality, energy ratings and overall sustainability through regeneration, development and targeted disposals.
Artist D J Roberts has created the below four posters to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Soho Housing Association.