bpha was founded in 1990 following a consultation with North Bedfordshire tenants who voted in favour of the creation of a Housing Association to manage their properties. The new organisation raised funds and purchased the housing stock of North Bedfordshire Borough Council. Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association – now known simply as bpha – initially provided rented housing for residents.
Since 1990 bpha has continued to grow and develop new homes for customers in the East of England. The services we offer have diversified considerably and now include a range of rented homes, housing for older people and low-cost home ownership.
bpha continues to work closely with Bedford Borough Council and the communities of Bedford whilst also now operating in neighbouring counties across the East of England.