Manchester Jewish Housing Association, a Registered Provider (RP), provides housing in Greater Manchester and the Fylde coast of Lancashire. Founded in 1959 by the Manchester Jewish Board of Guardians, when a strong need was identified for a Sheltered Housing scheme for older people, many of whom were enduring great hardship in extremely poor housing conditions, a pioneering development development was planned and subsequently delivered, and it is in this area of providing housing for adults who need a change on lifestyle that the Association specializes.
The Association also provides general needs housing for shared ownership and affordable rent.
The Association is registered with the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) and operates under charitable rules. The RSH is a statutory body set up to promote, partly fund and regulate RPs.
The Board of Management serves in a voluntary capacity and receives no remuneration for its services. While being able to draw from the diverse range of skills provided by individual members, no professional work is ever undertaken by any Board Member on behalf of the Association.