History of PHA Homes

Set up in 1974, PHA Homes is a traditional housing association that is committed to meeting the housing needs of local people.

With stock largely consisting of general needs housing, PHA Homes also has shared ownership properties, leasehold properties for the over 55s and some supported housing for people with learning difficulties.

For the first ten years after being established, the Association was run and managed by a group of volunteers, with staff employed for specific tasks or to deal with the amount of paper work as the stock grew from two properties to almost forty.

The first office base was a small room rented from the Voluntary Centre at the back of Winton House in the High Street, but by 1988, the Winton House Trust agreed to build an extension to the back of the house with two rooms for the use of PHA Homes.

In 1994 the office was moved to larger rented accommodation at 28 The Spain and five years later in 1999, the current premises – a three-storey building plus basement – was purchased. By November of 1999 the ground floor had been converted to provide four rooms as offices and five months later, five flats for rent, one in the basement and four on the floors above the offices, were completed.

By 1993, the Association managed approximately 100 dwellings, and today that number has increased to over 315 properties with 98 shareholders. Residents are served by a dedicated team of staff members from the office at 32 Lavant Street in Petersfield.

PHA Homes is a member of the Wayfarer Consortium, a progressive group of housing associations.

Wayfarer’s mission is to work together with national and local government to deliver a common goal to increase the supply of necessary affordable housing in southern England.

By working together, members are able to achieve more than they would by operating alone.

In all of its operations, PHA Homes aims to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and meaningful resident engagement, enhance the housing stock to meet present and future customer needs, develop quality affordable homes for those in need and be a strong, viable and outward-looking organisation that has an excellent local reputation.

“Thank you for enabling me to move on from shared ownership to owning my own home and all the Association’s help in the past”

Mrs A

“I love my new kitchen, thank you.”

Miss E