Originally known as Arcon Housing Association (Cost Rent) Limited, we have been working, in and around Manchester, since 1972. We dropped ‘Cost Rent’, from our name, in 1975, becoming known as Arcon Housing Association Limited.
Today we own and manage around 1,200 homes, in and around Manchester. Our homes are a mix of new build and refurbished flats, houses and bungalows. Some market rent, shared ownership properties and a number of supported schemes are all included in our stock. We also act as managing agents for two almshouse schemes, in Chester and Stockport and a housing association scheme, in Manchester.
Our new ambitions for growth and diversification have seen us form new partnerships and alliances, both locally and nationally. We are members of the GM Providers Group, which is focusing on the development of a housing offer as part of the DevoManc Agenda. We have also signed up to Placeshapers, a national group of community based housing organisations. We are also active partners in the Community Housing Associations (North West) Group, a support network focusing on housing issues with a more local emphasis.
Arcon Housing Group is a brand name that encompasses Arcon Housing Association Ltd, a community benefit society and exempt charity and its subsidiary, Arcon Developments Ltd, which is registered under the Companies Act. Arcon Developments was set up to enable Arcon to develop market rent, shared ownership and outright sale properties