Karin Housing Association Ltd (KHA)

Karin Housing Association Ltd was initially established in 1989 as the Karin housing Co-op. It’s founding members were a group of black women who wanted to address the housing and social needs of the Somali community and others in London. Karin is an exempt charity (X33775) and registered with the Cooperative Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 (26815R). Karin is also registered with the Homes and Communities Agency (4770).

Karin provides a range of quality houses and flats in North, East and South-East London Boroughs. In addition, the vast majority of Karin’s properties are managed for other Housing Associations. Most of these properties are newly built, and meet current modern living standards.

Karin believes the community should be fully involved in the work of Karin, whilst working in partnership with other organisations and being accountable to it’s tenants, service users, financial supporters and Management Board. We also believe that having a secure home is acknowledged as the key to effective settlement and integration of a new community.

Karin has developed principles of good governance that focus on the organisations purpose, and on outcomes for the citizen and service user. We want all stakeholders to feel empowered, enthusiastic and passionate about the services we deliver. These include: Performing effective and clear defined functions and roles, promoting values for the whole organisation whilst demonstrating good governance through behaviour.