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About us

We’re a small neighbourhood-based housing association, formed in 1967 to provide genuinely affordable rented housing in Barnsbury, Islington. Today we own 295 homes throughout Islington.

We’re registered as a charitable housing association, and are governed by a voluntary Board which is supported by two committees.

You can find out more about Barnsbury’s history and our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Our mission, vision and values are the guiding principles we use to run our business.

Our mission

Providing quality, affordable rented housing and a quality service.

Our vision

Helping keep Barnsbury affordable and help our residents thrive.

Our values

We aim to:

  • be responsive and caring
  • know our residents as individuals
  • help build self-reliance in our community
  • be open and accessible
  • be nimble and creative, willing to try new things
  • be a connected and effective partner
  • aim high and punch above our weight.