MTVH becomes voice of London’s largest housing associations

07 June 2021

Summary: From today, MTVH will lead the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations, helping to tackle important issues facing residents and communities.

Geeta Nanda OBE, Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), has today (7th June 2021) become the new Chair of the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations.

The G15 collectively provides homes for 1 in 10 Londoners and are the largest providers of affordable homes in the capital. They build a quarter of all London’s new homes and collectively own or manage more than 600,000 homes.

As Chair for the next two years, MTVH will be working with G15 housing associations on our shared ambition of helping people to have a home and the chance to live well, and to address a range of important issues affecting our residents and communities.

Geeta Nanda OBE, Chief Executive of MTVH and G15 Chair, said:

“By working together, the G15 proudly makes the case for more people to have access to an affordable, safe, and secure place to call home. We champion the remarkable contribution good homes and communities can make to people’s lives and their importance to London.

“I am really pleased to be taking on the Chair of the G15, which will be a great opportunity for MTVH to build relationships and work with decision-makers to achieve change that benefits all of our residents.”

Geeta added:

“I am really pleased to be taking on the Chair of the G15 at such a critical time with many important issues on the agenda. From making sure the communities we are part of are supported to recover from the pandemic, to delivering more new homes, and addressing the twin challenges of the building safety crisis and the climate emergency – there is a great deal to be getting stuck into.

“The organisations that make up the G15 have been at the heart of London life for decades, just like MTVH, which was founded to provide better homes for members of the Windrush Generation in 1950s London. Many G15 members operate across the country too, meaning we are well placed to help contribute to meeting the important challenges that lie ahead.

“I hope to use my time as Chair to work with colleagues across the G15’s members to take advantage of the great opportunities we have to work together and to learn from each other to continuously improve the services and support we offer our residents, and to be dynamic and diverse organisations that come up with solutions.”

In the video below, Geeta outlines her priorities for the G15.