Our vision and values
Network Homes exists to build and manage homes. We’ve been dedicated to providing affordable housing for over 45 years, since we were formed in 1974.
We believe everyone needs a good home, because good homes make everything possible. Without a good home it is difficult for anyone to feel comfortable, happy or secure in their life.
However someone’s life develops, whatever their income, family situation, age or health, we want them to feel that there could be a Network Home that is right for them. So we offer a wide range of affordable homes for rent and for sale.
While we take a commercial approach, we are a charitable London housing association driven by social objectives. All profits are reinvested in providing new homes and services; our Board members and executive directors do not receive a penny in dividends or any other profit-share. Helping people who cannot afford to buy or rent in the open markets to get a good home is a key driver of our business. But we also build hundreds of homes a year for open market rent or sale.
We manage over 20,000 homes in London, Hertfordshire and the South East.
Our mission is:
To open up possibilities for as many people as we can, by continuing to grow a forward-thinking, service driven and financially strong organisation that builds, sells, rents and manages good homes in thriving communities.
We make our vision live every day through our HART values:
Hungry – We are ambitious to succeed
Accountable – We take ownership and responsibility to get things done
Respectful – We treat everyone with respect and understanding
Together – We are proud to be one team, working to common objectives
Our latest strategy details our objectives and how we deliver our vision.
Homes for Cathy
Network Homes is a member of Homes for Cathy, a national alliance of housing associations and homelessness charities dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of homeless people.
We are working to meet 9 commitments for Homes for Cathy, which are helping to shape and develop our policies and practices on ending homelessness.
Homes for Cathy was formed to mark the 50th anniversary of the influential Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home in 2016. The film led to a public outcry about the problem of homelessness. Housing associations were formed up and down the country, initially run by volunteers. Many have since become large providers of badly-needed affordable homes.
The Homes for Cathy group works with the National Housing Federation, Shelter, Crisis and other groups campaigning for homeless people.