Jewish community housing charities formalize partnership

Two leading community housing organizations have agreed to join forces.

jLiving and the Brighton and Hove Jewish Housing Association (B&HJHA) have merged as of today.

jewish news Last year he reported on initial talks to consolidate his services.

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The representatives say that all legal and financial due diligence has been satisfactorily completed, including consulting with existing Brighton and Hove tenants, as well as obtaining all necessary regulatory consents.

jLiving and B&HJHA also have the endorsement of key stakeholders in the Brighton and Hove Jewish community.

jLiving CEO Jane Goodman, along with respective presidents Adam Gamsu (jLiving) and Michael Davids (B&HJHA), have stated that while nothing will change for tenants on a day-to-day basis, the similarities in spirit, The mission and backgrounds of the two organizations make this a natural partnership and one that will support the broader community for years to come as the continued need for affordable, safe and secure housing becomes increasingly important to the Jewish community. .

A launch to celebrate the merger will take place in early June at BNJC, (Brighton and Hove Jewish Community), the new community center that has just opened in Hove.

Brighton, Holland Road, outside. Photo: Jewish Community Housing Association, jLiving and Brighton and Hove Jewish Housing Association (B&HJHA)

There are currently 20 tenants living at B&HJHA, and jLiving will take over 19 properties within 3 houses, housing a mix of single and couple tenants.

Goodman said: “We are delighted that, after months of hard work for both organisations, the merger with the Brighton & Hove Jewish Housing Association is now complete and we look forward to building an ongoing relationship, working closely with the Jewish communities of Brighton & Hove and welcoming our ‘new’ tenants to the jLiving community.

B&HJHA should be proud of the incredible work they have done supporting their tenants and providing beautiful homes over the past 50 years and we see this as an exciting opportunity to support the community in the future. We will keep everything that B&HJHA has already established there.”

She confirmed that there will be no staffing changes and that “tenants can rest assured that their current living arrangements are 100% secure, and most importantly, they will retain the same Housing Manager who has supported tenants for the past few years.” 8 years”.

As part of their commitment to the Brighton and Hove community, “they will also work with the local Jewish Welfare Board to manage their properties and support their future tenants.”

Brighton Vallance Gardens, exterior.
Jewish Community Housing Association, jLiving and Brighton and Hove Jewish Housing Association (B&HJHA)

Davids said: “Throughout our discussions with jLiving representatives, we identified a very clear overlap in spirit and perspective, which was our most important criteria in finding a partner. This transaction will not only benefit all of our existing tenants, by securing the long-term future of our Association, jLiving will also take responsibility for managing the five affordable rental units located in the new BNJC Community Center in Hove. This represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of the Jewish community of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.”

Fiona Sharpe, from the Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board, said: “The Jewish Welfare Board will maintain ownership of our two houses and continue to provide affordable and subsidized housing across eight floors. However, we are very pleased that JLiving is taking over the management of these properties on our behalf and we look forward to working with them in the future. We offer our sincerest thanks and appreciation to BHJHA for their past management of our community housing.”

jLiving offers sheltered accommodation in places such as Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Lambeth and Westminster, as well as Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire and Margate in Kent.


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