Catford is made of various housing types from freeholders and leaseholders to social housing tenants and short term private sector tenants. Social housing landlords offer many opportunities for tenants to have a say in how services are run.
These opportunities are separate from the council. They do not focus on the wider issues like planning permission, refuse collection or cuts to local spending.
Even if you are involved in your local Tenants and Residents’ Association (TRA), you should still consider getting involved in issues that affect Catford as a whole not just the street where you live. If you are not involved in your local TRA but want to know more contact your landlord.
Social Housing Landlords
The management of Lewisham’s council homes is split between Lewisham Homes, a borough wide Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) and Regenta B3, a Private Finance Initiative
Over 15,000 dwellings in Lewisham are owned by Registered Social Landlords. There are a considerable number of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) with 58 providing homes in Lewisham. The bigger RSLs working in the borough are Phoenix Community Housing, London and Quadrant, Hyde Housing Association and Hexagon Housing Association.