Our history

United HA

United HA was formed in 1986 with the prime objective of advocating and providing good quality, affordable housing and related services for the black and minority ethnic (BME) community in Bristol. It was set up because the needs of the BME community were not being met satisfactorily by the local authority or existing housing associations. United is now the largest independent BME registered housing association in the South West region and now provides over 1,000 homes across Bristol into Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Swindon.


BCHF celebrated its 10th birthday at the end of 2012. Within the first ten years BCHF successfully completed over 450 homes as part the major regeneration project of Upper Horfield as well as other housing projects across Bristol and now owns and manages over 750 homes.  BCHF supports a range of community projects aimed at making a positive difference to the communities where we work.

United Communities

On 1st April 2013 BCHF and United HA began working together in partnership under the new name United Communities. Find out more…

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