About Aster Group

Everyone has a home

We’re a housing association providing quality, affordable homes to thousands of people across the south of England and London. But many more new homes are needed to tackle the housing crisis. Our properties include family-sized houses, homes for single people and couples, and accommodation specifically for customers aged 55 and above. We’re committed to listening to and working with customers to make sure they receive a good service, first time.

We provide:

  • Social and affordable rent homes – customers are selected by the local council, usually through a choice-based letting scheme

  • Market rent homes – properties available to rent from us privately

  • Shared ownership* – an alternative to private renting and traditional home ownership. Ideal for those who want a secure home and a step onto the property ladder, based on what they can afford

  • Open market sale* – homes available to purchase on the open market, delivered in partnership with other housebuilders.

* All profits made from open market sale and shared ownership homes are reinvested to support the development of more affordable homes.

Central and Cecil Housing Trust (C&C), East Boro Housing Trust (EBHT) and Enham Trust form part of the Aster Group. For further information visit: www.aster.co.uk where you can also read our Customer Annual Report.


We plan to invest £1.9 billion to deliver over 10,000 new homes in the next seven years.

Our sites come from:

  • Land acquisitions
  • Joint ventures / partnerships
  • Regeneration of our own estate
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Community Land Trusts (CLTs).

  • Further information on our housebuilding programme can be found here: www.aster.co.uk/about-us/housebuilding

    The Aster Foundation

     We’re working to enable the better lives of one million people by 2030 through combatting the biggest causes and effects of poverty.

     We do this in three ways:

    • Our work in the community focuses on the three biggest causes and effects of poverty: mental wellness and social connections, employment, and financial inclusion

    • Our social incubator inc. works with those who want to tackle the root cause of poverty in creative and innovative ways

    • Our social research gives a voice to those experiencing poverty – so we know what to do, where and how to do it.

    To find out more, visit: www.aster.co.uk/foundation