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Mariner House
Galleon Boulevard, Crossways
United Kingdom
0845 359 6866

Moat is a housing association providing affordable homes in thriving communities for people in the South East of England. For over forty years, we have delivered high quality general needs homes for affordable rent, supported accommodation and tenancy support services. We also have a strong affordable home ownership and key worker housing offer.

Moat is one of the Homes and Communities Agency's development partners and is also the appointed HomeBuy Agent in Essex, Kent and Sussex.

Employing 430 people, we provide excellent customer service to the residents of our 20,000 affordable rented and shared ownership homes.

The work of housing associations

Housing associations provide affordable homes and services for people in housing need. They are independent organisations (many are charitable) and non-profit making. There are around 1,400 housing associations providing 1.8 million homes across England.

Housing associations are the country's main provider of new homes for affordable rent. Many also offer shared ownership schemes to help people on lower incomes afford the cost of home ownership and put their first foot on the housing ladder. Housing associations also provide much of the country's supported housing, with specialist services for vulnerable people such as those with mental health issues, learning disabilities, or women fleeing domestic violence.

Housing associations fund the development of new affordable homes by using privately raised finance together with funding provided by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Housing associations are managed by Boards of Management comprising independent people (some of whom receive a modest payment) and volunteers. These boards have overall responsibility for the work of the organisation. Board members may include residents, representatives of local authorities, community groups and business people.

All housing organisations in England are known as Registered Providers and are regulated by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA).

Latest Press Releases

  • Moat plans 750 new homes in 2014-15

    South East based housing association, Moat today released their annual financial statements. Reporting a surplus of £23.8 million (an increase of £5.1million from 2012-13), Moat confirmed its continued intention to reinvest this surplus to provide new affordable homes, maintain existing homes and invest in their communities.

  • MPs ‘must think beyond the garden city’

    Politicians are keen on garden cities. In March Chancellor George Osborne announced plans for a new city with 15,000 homes on the Thames Estuary. He also said the government will extend the Help-to-Buy scheme for newly built houses until 2020, which he said will lead to 120,000 new homes.

  • Moat provides sanctuary in West Kent

    Moat has launched a pilot Sanctuary Scheme in West Kent. The scheme, which allows victims of domestic violence to remain safely in their own homes, is available in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling and Sevenoaks. Depending on the success of this pilot, Moat plans to extend the scheme across its areas of operation in the South East.

  • Moat residents set to benefit from nationwide house swapping scheme

    Moat residents who want to move home are set to benefit from a new partnership with one of the UK’s leading online property exchange services, House Exchange. Residents will have free access to the House Exchange website which lists nearly a quarter of a million homes available for exchange from across the UK.

  • Moat achieves healthy workplace status

    Moat has been commended for demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees by receiving a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace award.

  • The National Housing Federation needs your help!

    The National Housing Federation and a group of London Housing Associations, the g15, have jointly commissioned Frontier Economics, an independent research organisation, to undertake a major piece of work on affordable housing.

  • Moat debates approaching Housing Cliff in 2015

    South East based housing association, Moat, has today (Tuesday 24 September) published ‘The housing cliff’. The paper outlines the challenges facing the supply of affordable housing beyond 2015, and the policy decisions needed to prevent a drop in build capacity.

  • 'With change comes uncertainty'

    In a new publication, 'Homes for Citizens', Brian Johnson, chief executive of Moat, discusses the future of social housing.


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