Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group have merged to become Clarion Housing Group, with plans to build 50,000 new homes in the next 10 years.
Clarion Housing Group is the largest housing association in the country and one of the largest house-builders in Britain. It will more than double the supply of new homes that the two former organisations could build - without relying on any government subsidy. The Group will prioritise affordable housing with around two-thirds of its programme for affordable rent and low cost home ownership, helping to tackle the housing crisis head on.
Clarion Housing Group will place a strong focus on providing locally responsive, reliable services to residents and remains committed to investing in its communities. It will invest £150 million over the next ten years in programmes to improve lives, delivering the biggest social investment programme in the sector.
A regional structure will ensure the Group continues to play a key role in local decision making and maintains close working relationships with communities. It will also be investing in easy-to-use services accessible from residents’ homes as well as increasing support for those who need it most.
About (former) Circle Housing Merton Priory.
Circle Housing Merton Priory was one of 12 partners within Circle Housing.
The Merton Priory area within Circle Housing comprises nearly 9,500 homes across Wimbledon, Morden and Mitcham in south west London.
When Circle Housing Merton Priory took over the management of the homes they promised all residents that they would carefully consider how they could improve homes and outside spaces across our neighbourhoods. Over the last four years they've worked hard to carry out repairs and make improvements when they are needed. The Council gave them time to see if the regeneration plans could work, which meant they temporarily suspended the programme of improvements planned for Eastfields, High Path and Ravensbury under their transfer promise (mainly window, kitchen and bathroom improvements).