Gida Housing Co-operative was incorporated 2021 in direct response to the poor quality of private rented housing experienced by black and minoritised communities in Tottenham and across London, both in terms of affordability and lack of influence over management and maintenance of their homes.
Gida is the Hausa word for ‘home’ and was birthed from the Ubele Initiative as part of their commitment to Community Wealth Building. The Ubele Initiative is a community organisation which plays a strategic role in supporting Black and Minoritized communities, with long standing commitments in Haringey.
Gida Housing Co-op aims to become an affordable housing provider which empowers under-represented communities and builds social value, by giving people influence and collective control over the management and maintenance of their own homes, as a response to the poor quality and insecure private rented housing many have had to endure. Gida’s values are aligned with Cooperative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and unity.
Gida is initially focused on the St Ann’s Hospital site with a view to ensuring homes and community spaces create a sense of community for the long term.
How we’re helping
We have supported work on governance, housing allocations, and financial appraisals.