BuildEast recently rebranded to reflect their increased membership, and revised operating principles - at the core of which is a commitment to provide a range of housing that meets the needs and ambitions of the East’s divergent communities.

BuildEast, known previously as East 7, is an informal alliance of the largest developing housing associations based across the East of England.

Collectively BuildEast directly employs more than 5,000 people, manages more than 150,000 properties and houses over 350,000 people.

The group has three main aims:

  1. Influence Government, making the case for investment in housing in the East
  2. Sharing information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of BuildEast members
  3. Raise the profile of housing in the East through insightful research

BuildEast comprises Aldwyck Housing Group, bpha Ltd, Clarion, Cross Keys Homes, Estuary Housing Association, Flagship Group, Grand Union, Havebury Housing Partnership, Hightown Housing Association, North Hertfordshire Homes.

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