Housing association celebrates 21 years

Housing Officer Mark Boon presents tenant Rebecca McKeown from Geddington with a gift to mark her 21st anniversary as a tenant

Housing Officer Mark Boon presents tenant Rebecca McKeown from Geddington with a gift to mark her 21st anniversary as a tenant

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A housing association has marked its 21st anniversary by presenting a gift to a Geddington resident who has been with the organisation since the start.

Rebecca McKeown, who moved into her Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) home in 1992, is also looking forward to the twenty first birthday of her son Ben, whom she was expecting when she moved in.

Rebecca said: “I had lived in the village for many years with my parents, but when I got married we couldn’t afford to live here. Then mum and dad saw that NRHA was building a development of six new houses, and we were lucky enough to get one of them and move in in time for Ben to be born.

“We were really pleased to have the opportunity to bring our family up in the village. It’s a lovely family-oriented place to live. My son went to the village school and we have been part of the Geddington community.

“It was a brand new house when we moved in, and we have been able to make it our own, which I don’t think I would have done if it had been a privately rented property. We’ve decorated it and done things to the garden – I wouldn’t think of moving anywhere else.”

NHRA chairman Christopher Sparrow added: “After twenty one successful years in business, we are delighted that Rebecca remains a happy tenant. The Geddington development was the first we built, and we have gone from strength to strength since then.

“Today we continue to provide affordable homes in rural communities, and we look forward to many more years supporting people in the county.”