About CRHA

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 eight full-time staff – the Chief Executive, Finance Manager, Housing Officer, Maintenance Officer, Development Manager, Finance & Office Administrator and two Clerical Officers. All staff work from our office in Bodmin, but there is a substantial amount of remote working as we try to deliver our service to residents at the doorstep. 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 Homes England 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 Regulator of Social Housing.