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About us

Origin Housing provides essential affordable housing, and care and support services in north London and Hertfordshire, with the aim of improving communities and the lives of customers.

What makes us distinctive?

We’re committed to developing sustainable communities in challenging, high density areas. Origin is a skilled provider of mixed tenure and mixed-use development with a strong reputation for housing support and community development. Origin is a successful housing association with a strict focus on north London and Hertfordshire.

Our history

Origin The members of the group that became Origin Housing 
have over 100 years of experience between them. They were born out of communities needing housing and support in Camden, Enfield, Stevenage and other parts of London and Hertfordshire.

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SherriffOrigin Housing is led by a board with a wide range of experience in relevant fields, who are concerned to improve quality of life for our customers. Chairman of the Origin board is Colin Sherriff, who has over 30 years’ experience in the housing sector.

Karen WilsonKaren Wilson has been Chief Executive of the group for seven years and has over 25 years experience in the housing sector.

Karen is supported by an executive team who are responsible for Origin’s housing  and property management, care & support services, community activities, development programme and back-office services.Read more about our leadership

Commitment to

Great homes

Great Homes

Creating homes that people are proud to live in by developing new, affordable rented and shared ownership homes.

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Positive people

Positive People

Ensuring we have attentive, caring staff and that we deliver services that are right for you, by tailoring them to your needs.

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Strong communities

Strong communities

Helping people and neighbourhoods thrive by working closely with residents and giving them a bigger say in what we do.

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Origin Housing Limited is registered in England & Wales as an exempt charity under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965 (Registered No. 10008R) and with the Homes & Communities Agency (Registered No. L0871). Registered office: St Richard’s House, 110 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BS.

Origin Housing 2 Limited is registered in England & Wales as an exempt charity under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965 (Registered No. 31985R) and with the Homes & Communities Agency (Registered No. 4766). Registered office: St Richard’s House, 110 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BS.