West Midlands Housing Association Partnership

Established in 2016, our aim is to support the West Midlands Combined Authority and the elected Mayor to deliver on the following key objectives for the region:

  • Supporting economic growth
  • Boosting housing supply and home ownership
  • Improving health and wellbeing

Housing associations exist to create a world where everyone in the country can live in a quality home they can afford. They are independent, not-for-profit social businesses set up to provide affordable homes for people in housing need.

Our Offer

Economic Growth

Amanda Tomlinson, Black Country Housing Group and Joe Reeves, Midland Heart

Public Sector Reform

Philippa Jones, Bromford Group and Harjinder Lota, Sanctuary Housing

Skills and Productivity

Peter Richmond, Pioneer Group and Gary Fulford, Walsall Housing Group

Health and Wellbeing

Ruth Cooke, Midland Heart and Chris Handy, Accord Group

Housing and Land

Mark Hoyland, Orbit and Charley Gibbons, Orbit

Our Board

Kevin Rodgers (Chair)

WM Housing Group

Amanda Tomlinson

Black Country Housing Group Ltd

David Pickering

Waterloo Housing Group

Harjinder Lota

Sanctuary Housing

Jonathan Driffill

Friendship Care and Housing/BSHP Chair

Mark Hoyland


Peter Richmond

Pioneer Group

Philippa Jones

Bromford Housing Group

Ruth Cooke

Midland Heart

Wayne Gethings

Wrekin Housing Trust

Boris Worrall

Rooftop Housing Group/NHF Regional Committee Chair

Our Background

The West Midlands Housing Association Partnership (WMHAP) brings together more than 30 housing associations from across the region. Speaking with a single voice on key issues, members own and manage a combined total of over 120,000 homes here in the West Midlands.

Our members bring a wide range of housing expertise that include building and managing homes of multiple tenures to meet local need. We provide homes for every stage of life, from those needing to find their first home, to quality housing for older people with care available as and when needed.

We are committed to the communities where we work right across the West Midlands. We invest in programmes to improve skills and capacity, deliver services that deal with critical social problems and provide many apprenticeships and work opportunities.

Together we make a significant contribution to the regional economy and employ more than 18,500 people. In the last year alone, we built 6,630 homes in the region and beyond. Above all, we are committed to our local communities, we have a long and established heritage and we are here to stay. Together we will build a stronger and more prosperous West Midlands.

Our Opinion

As the collective voice of housing associations across the West Midlands, we will provide thought leadership on housing and allied issues to influence decisions that will benefit the region.

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