Midlands association undergoes rebrand

Nehemiah UCHA rebrands itself as Nehemiah Housing and appoints a new Chairman in anticipation of its 30th anniversary.


Housing association Nehemiah UCHA (United Churches Housing Association) has rebranded as Nehemiah Housing.

The rebrand was launched at the housing association’s AGM in anticipation of its 30th anniversary in 2019.

“We are so proud of and excited about our new rebrand,” says Nehemiah Housing Chief Executive Llewellyn Graham.

“After extensive consultation with all our tenants and stakeholders, we have created a new look for us that we strongly believe reflects our values and conveys all we do clearly, whilst emphasising a sense of community and family.”

Nehemiah Housing, which provides homes and support to more than 4,000 people across the West Midlands, recently created a new brand identity to reflect a more modern approach to housing and to reinforce its core purpose and principles.

The organisation has also appointed Bishop Wilton Powell OBE as its Chairman, who takes over from Jimmy Ogunshakin.

“He is a leading advocate for international development in a theological context across the denominations for the relief of poverty and quality of humanity,” said Graham about Powell.

“He brings with him a wealth of sector knowledge as well as the passion and energy to make a big difference to Nehemiah Housing going forward.”

Wilton helped found Nehemiah in 1989 and served as Chairman from 1989 until 2007 when Nehemiah merged with UCHA. As a qualified mechanical engineer with a degree in engineering, Bishop Wilton Powell previously served as National Overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy UK and France.

In addition to his work with the Church of God of Prophecy, he is also the Chair and founder member of RAFFA International Development Agency, set up to assist people in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

Most recently, Bishop Wilton Powell served as a board member on Christian Aid. Wilton also served as a non-exec board member at Midland Heart and its legacy associations leading up to the formation of Midland Heart.

Commenting on his new appointment, Powell said: “It is a great honour to be appointed Chairman of this fantastic housing association, and I will work very hard to live up to challenges within the sector impacting on Nehemiah Housing.

“It’s made me very proud to be once again heavily involved with the association I helped to establish back in 1989 and which has developed tremendously over the past three decades into the successful housing association it is today.

“I think the new brand identity has been thoughtfully created and truly reflects all that Nehemiah Housing stands for – and I look forward to playing a vital role, working with my colleagues on the Board in continuing the supportive work the association does and to creating awareness of the new and exciting rebrand as we promote ourselves going forward.”