West Midlands-based housing association Nehemiah Housing is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – and to mark its big birthday plans to host 30 events and activities across the region throughout 2019.
The planned events range from tea parties at its various retirement schemes through to staff celebrations and a fundraising dinner and church thanksgiving service.
“Given all we’ve achieved over the past 30 years, we definitely plan to celebrate our birthday in style,” says Llewellyn Graham, Chief Executive of Nehemiah Housing.
Over the past three decades, the community-based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) housing provider has grown dramatically, having started life in 1989 as Nehemiah Housing Association (Church of God of Prophecy) Ltd before merging with United Churches Housing Association in 2007. Following a rebrand in 2018, the organisation is now known as Nehemiah Housing.
“Nehemiah Housing has expanded so much during the last 30 years and, after taking on a further 118 properties in Wolverhampton in December last year, now has a total property portfolio of 1,243 homes in the West Midlands,” comments Llewellyn Graham.
“We provide homes and support to more than 4,000 people across the region.
“As well as supporting our residents in their homes, we pride ourselves on supporting the local communities. This is why we’re involved in regeneration projects and encourage enterprise to boost the local economy – and why so many of our 30th anniversary events are based in the local neighbourhoods.
“We will be running a series of events and activities – 30 in total, one for every year we’ve been providing housing – from the small to the large scale.
“We’re excited about all the happenings due to take place in 2019, including the various tea parties at our retirement schemes, staff celebration events, a fundraising dinner, and a church thanksgiving service.”
This won’t be the first time Nehemiah Housing has celebrated a big anniversary by doing something out of the ordinary.
Llewellyn Graham adds: “Five years ago, to mark our 25th anniversary, we released a history book which takes an in-depth look at the association from its creation in 1989 and first retirement scheme, Plummer House, right through to the modern day.
“Five years on, Nehemiah Housing is ready to celebrate again, with more properties and more families to support – and we look forward to all that the next 30 years bring and the many more individuals and families we can help.”
To find out more about Nehemiah Housing and its upcoming series of 30 events to mark its 30th anniversary, visit: www.nehemiah.co.uk.