Hightown Housing Association was formed in 1967 and operated mainly in Hemel Hempstead.
In 1995, Hightown merged with Praetorian Housing Association (formed in 1974) from St Albans and in 2003 also merged with St Albans and District Churches Housing Association (formed in 1968). We then became known as Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association.
In June 2015, we rebranded to Hightown.
Homes for Cathy
Hightown was one of many housing associations formed in the late 1960s after the influential BBC drama documentary 'Cathy Come Home' highlighted the plight of homeless people.
A number of events and activities are being held by the 'Homes for Cathy' group to celebrate 50 years since the first showing of Cathy Come Home in 1966. Homes for Cathy is a national alliance of housing associations (including Hightown) raising awareness of the continuing needs of homeless people.