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Unity Housing Association is an organisation committed to building strong sustainable neighbourhoods through the provision of high quality housing and social and employment opportunities. This is epitomised by the associations Social Purpose which is to “fight inequality and empower BAME people to improve their lives by creating opportunities and helping to regenerate communities”

We are a modern, successful and visionary organisation that understands and represents the needs of all tenants of all ethnic backgrounds.

Unity was formed in 1987 with the aim of building a strong, BME-led, community housing association to meet the housing needs of black and minority ethnic communities throughout Leeds. 

Three decades have since passed and Unity continues to be the lead BME housing association in Leeds delivering a range of housing and regeneration services as well as playing an important strategic role in the city. For over 30 years Unity Housing Association has been providing choice, improving life opportunities and addressing inequalities.

Our initial focus was on the Chapeltown area, we have since spread into neighbouring Harehills, across the city to Beeston and then most of the other inner city areas of Leeds. We have now expanded our property base to include Kirklees.

Annual Reports

Wayne Noteman

Director of Regeneration, Unity Housing Association

Unity Housing Association is delighted to be joining Communities that Work. For over 30 years, Unity has been providing choice, improving life opportunities, and addressing inequalities for BAME communities in Leeds/Kirklees. By joining Communities that Work, we've joined a strong network of like- minded Housing Associations working in partnership to tackle inequality and boost employment and skills opportunities for social housing residents.