About us

Phoenix Community Housing is a not-for-profit resident-led housing association in the Bellingham, Whitefoot, Downham areas of south Lewisham, London.

Properties were transferred from Lewisham Council in a large-scale voluntary transfer in December 2007 following a positive ballot of all tenants. We own and manage more than 6,000 homes. 

We were named the UK's 3rd best landlord for 2014 in a poll by 24housing magazine.

Community Gateway

We are the first housing association in London to use the Community Gateway approach. This empowers tenants and leaseholders to take a central part in decision-making and become shareholding members.

Tenants and leaseholders elected by residents are the largest group on the management board. They also have powers to take local decisions through a structure of neighbourhood and special interest panels.

We support local community initiatives to improve the environment and quality of life for all residents. 

Our vision

"To work together to build a better future for our Phoenix community"

The Green Man

In 2013 Phoenix moved to a new building called The Green Man.

This is right at the heart of the homes we own and manage and is much more than our headquarters. It offers a range of community facilities to breathe new life into the area we serve.

Find out more about The Green Man


We are proud to be a member of PlaceShapers, a national alliance of more than 100 community-focused housing associations.