Celebrating our 40th anniversary

Rhondda Housing Association evolved from a single terraced property in Tylorstown, and forty years later on 27 January, a stones’ throw from where it all began, they proudly celebrated being one of Wales’s longest-serving housing associations at a special event at Rhondda Fach leisure centre.


The celebrations were enjoyed by staff, tenants and partners, and were entertained by Treorchy Comprehensive School’s flash mob choir. Special guest First Minister Mark Drakeford was in attendance, speaking at the event about the importance of a home, and the role housing plays in enabling people to lead more settled and prosperous lives.

The Association has been at the heart of the community for 40 years and has a rich history and a strong record of providing quality homes and improving lives. As part of their 40th-anniversary celebration, Rhondda Housing Association revealed their new brand name, RHA. Following consultation with their board, staff and tenants, the new name provides flexibility, and RHA means many different things; Responsible, Honest, Authentic, reflecting the organisations’ values, and Regeneration, Homes, Agility, aligned to how they approach their work.

RHA Chief Executive – Luke Takeuchi said:

“It’s been a fantastic 40-year journey for our organisation and we have an ambitious plan for the future and some exciting projects on the horizon. We will soon be commencing our Tonypandy town centre regeneration project, delivering a mixed-use development which incorporates retail space, new homes and local community space. The foundations are set for RHA to deliver on the next chapter and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

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