Welcome to Estuary Housing Association

We are a not for profit organisation, providing affordable housing and services to our residents.

We currently own and manage over 3700 properties throughout the South East and believe it is important to build communities, not just homes.

Our vision is to provide quality services and to make a positive difference in our communities.




Would you like to work for Estuary?

We value staff and believe it is important to provide them with excellent development and training opportunities.

Learn about the benefits of working for us and view our current job vacancies.  If there are no vacancies please visit our site again soon.

Board member applicants Click here for further information.

Excellent home ownership opportunities


We offer quality, new build homes for sale.

View the properties we currently have for sale, including part buy/part rent schemes.

We are your Federation - come and join us, help to make things happen.

The Federation of Estuary Residents  (FER) was founded in 1999 and is made up of Estuary residents who are keen to work on your behalf.

They give advice and support and liaise with Estuary on matters that may concern you.

Excellent venue hire at competitive rates

We offer a large training suite in central Southend which can be hired out for training and meetings.  Our staff really do focus on being thorough and ensuring a great service for our clients at quality prices. 

Click here for more details.

We also have two halls for hire, click here for more details. 

News and Events

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In Touch Thursday 2014

16 April 2014

Some of you may already know about In Touch Thursday, an initiative involving visiting our residents. Office based staff rarely get to meet residents and this is an opportunity for them to visit you in your home.

This is part of our commitment to continue working with you and getting feedback on our services.

Do you live in Romford, Southend, Thurrock or Colchester? if so why don't you join us for In Touch Thursday.

If you would like to be part in this years In Touch Thursday click here >>

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We are pleased to announce that Lovell Partnerships have been successful in winning our new repairs and planned maintenance contract worth £40-£50m over the next 5-10 years. The new contract will commence on 1st July when Lovell’s will take responsibility for all responsive repairs and planned investment across our homes, with the exception of the Woodgrange Drive Estate in Southend-on-Sea. Click here to read more >>


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Estuary’s homes are spread across all local authorities in Essex, and includes a presence in three outer London boroughs that border Essex. We are always looking at ways to increase the number of homes we can offer and believe it is important to build communities not just homes. We are committed to the provision of good-quality housing, care and support services to meet local needs and to contribute to the development of sustainable communities. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do, their views are important to us, in helping shaping future services.

“I am very proud that Estuary now own and manage 4000 affordable homes. We have built up strong and successful partnerships with our stakeholders such as local authorities, the Homes and Communities Agency, GLA, developers and other agencies which have allowed us to deliver much-needed housing to those who need it most. We will continue focusing on providing affordable housing across our key areas making sure it is available to those who need it most.” Paul Durkin, Chief Executive Click here to read more>>

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18 February 2014


My Home Contents Insurance

Estuary Housing Association can help our tenants and residents obtain home contents insurance easily and at a price that is affordable. While many people often hope that nothing will happen to their belongings, sometimes things can go wrong unexpectedly.

With a special scheme called My Home arranged in conjunction with the National Housing Federation and Estuary Housing Association tenants and residents can protect their belongings and gain peace of mind knowing if the unexpected happens they have cover. Visit My Home Contents Insurance >>

For further energy advice, money saving tips and more click here >>

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29 January 2014

What can we offer you?

  • We will liaise on your behalf with other agencies.
  • Support with form-filling: Job application forms, housing application forms, benefits application forms, and more.
  • Support with Health & Financial worries: Substance misuse, Family breakdowns, Housing problems, Loss & Bereavement, Debt and Budgeting problems.
  • Signposting for: Claiming benefits (housing income support, child tax and child benefits) and to other professionals such as Police, health professionals, education and voluntary agencies.


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