Homes & Services


Get help with your heating bills this Winter

The Government has two schemes to help those eligible with their heating bills during the Winter.

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EWS1 Fire Risk Assessments

New Government safety advice means additional fire risk assessments have to be carried out on buildings over 18m tall (usually 5 or more storeys) with some form of combustible cladding or combustible material on balconies, and blocks less than 18m tall with specific concerns.

These assessments are known as External Wall System Assessment 1 forms (EWS1).

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Sign up for a FREE smart home device

Smart home devices can help you save money and energy. We are offering free devices to Poplar HARCA tenants.

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Poplar HARCA expands its housing stock into Hackney for the first time – providing 10 new affordable homes at Agate House, Stone Studios

Poplar HARCA is moving families into 10 affordable homes (six for social rent and four for shared ownership) within Agate House, part of the new and vibrant Stone Studios development in Hackney. This is the first time Poplar HARCA has expanded its housing stock beyond Tower Hamlets.

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Sisters Ciara and Lula move to a brand new shared ownership property at Hackney’s Stone Studios

Sisters Ciara and Lula grew up in Suffolk, and lived in Shoreditch before moving to their brand new shared ownership property at Hackney’s Stone Studios.

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Coronavirus update: services and support

Information about our latest service updates and places to get support.

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Water at Island Point

Thames Water has confirmed that the water supply to homes at Island Point is safe to use for all purposes.

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Poplar HARCA completes Jolles House, creating 70 new homes in Bow

Poplar HARCA’s Jolles House scheme, in partnership with Hill Group, has been completed, creating 70 new homes (13 social rent and 57 shared ownership) in Bromley High Street, Bow.

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Michaela gets a foot on the property ladder in brand new shared ownership home

Hackney-local Michaela was living in rented house-shares before buying a shared ownership home at Jolles House. Shared ownership worked out to be cheaper than privately renting, giving her the opportunity to get on the property ladder and stay in East London, close to her family and where she grew up.

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No ifs, no butts, no BBQS on balconies

You can help keep where you live clean and safe by binning your cigarette butts and never using barbecues on balconies or in communal areas.

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Lift programme

We are refurbishing the lifts to a number of Poplar HARCA's buildings as part of our planned maintenance programme.

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Resident Lisa and her son move into ‘dream home’ at Mollis House

Lisa Bajada has lived in Tower Hamlets all of her life, including in Poplar’s Aberfeldy Estate, Stepney and Bow. She and her son recently moved from a one-bedroom, second floor home in a block of flats near Roman Road to a two-bedroom, ground floor flat with a garden at Mollis House. This new development, part of Poplar HARCA's Hidden Homes scheme, has transformed 16 redundant garages into 4 brand new homes.

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