Crown Simmons is celebrating 60 years of providing high quality, affordable housing across the South East of England.
In 2019, we are proud to celebrate 60 years of providing quality, affordable homes across Surrey, Sussex and London. We were established in 1959 to provide high-quality homes in great locations by working in partnership with local councils, developers, funders, Homes England and public sector bodies.
Rosemary Simmons Memorial Housing Association (our legal entity) was established in 1959 by Iris Simmons and her husband Roger Simmons in memory of their daughter Rosemary who sadly died at just eight years old. The couple wanted to help elderly people living in poor accommodation and bought a house in Copsem Lane, Esher, to turn into 20 homes. Mrs Simmons received an MBE in 1975 for her services to the elderly and served as Mayor of Elmbridge in 1989/1990, but continued to be involved in RSMHA, knowing many residents by name. She maintained a hands on approach to the organisation until she died in 2013.
Crown Housing Association was established in 1973 by a civil service charity to provide housing for civil service workers. Crown Simmons as it stands today was established in 2014 by the merger of RSMHA and Crown Housing Association. We now own and manage around 700 quality, affordable homes across London and the South East, providing homes and services for around 1000 local people, older people and key workers.
We are incredibly proud to have provided quality homes and services for local people for 60 years and are looking forward to celebrating our 60th anniversary throughout the rest of the year.