Cornwall Rural Housing Association (CRHA) is a charitable housing association and a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (Registered Number: 24935R).
CRHA was formed in 1985 with the aim of building affordable homes to meet local housing needs in the rural areas of Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly.
CRHA is run by a voluntary Board of Management comprising of people with a wide variety of experience in different fields. The Board meets approximately every two months to decide policy and monitor progress.
CRHA employs seven full-time staff – the Chief Executive, Finance Officer, Housing Officer, Maintenance Officer, Office Manager and 2 Clerical Officers. All staff work from our offices in Bodmin. The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the day to day affairs of the Association.
Funding for new developments has generally been provided by way of capital grants from government bodies such as the Homes & Communities Agency and also from local authorities. These grants have been supplemented by loans raised by CRHA from financial institutions. The loans are repaid from our rental income, which also has to meet the costs of maintaining and managing the properties. CRHA is a Registered Provider of social housing and as such our activities are regulated by the Homes & Communities Agency.