Our History


The organisation was formed in 2003 (as Bradford Community Housing Trust Group) following a stock transfer of over 26,000 homes from Bradford Council.

The transfer followed a vote of Council tenants with 62% of those taking part voting in favour of moving to a new independent not-for-profit housing provider.

The new group was split into six area trusts across the district.

Stock transfer unlocked a multi million pound modernisation programme which would bring thousands of homes up to a level in excess of the Government’s Decent Homes Standard.

The first homes to be transformed were on the Bierley and Odsal estates and a decade on the group has completed over £400 million worth of investment in its stock.

In 2008 the organisation changed its name to Incommunities and launched new vision and values to improve lives and build strong communities.

A year later the group set up a ground breaking local learning programme to develop housing leaders of the future. The Graduate Employment Mentoring – GEM – programme has since expanded to become a UK wide venture welcoming talented recruits from Canada!

In 2010 Incommunities was named Employer of the Year by the local newspaper, the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

During its tenth year in business, the organisation set up its main customer base at The Quays in Shipley and marked the milestone by recruiting another 10 young people onto its award winning apprenticeship programme

Two years later, the Hudddersfield-based housing association, Sadeh Lok, joined Incommunities in a move designed to develop the business and expand its operations into West and South Yorkshire.

Today, the group is a diverse and progressive housing association committed to delivering high quality customer services