About us

From 1982 to the present day – the homes we own

20/20 Housing Co-operative was established in 1982 as a housing co-operative by a group of single people in the Moseley and Balsall Heath areas of Birmingham.

Having registered with the Government funding and regulatory body the Housing Corporation, we developed our first home in 1986 – 16 Park Road, a Victorian house converted into four single person flats.  Next door – 18 Park Road – followed a year later and 3 flats in 9 Augusta Road in 1987.

Having bought three family homes, 20/20 decided to expand on its original purpose to build homes for single people, building twelve new family houses in Nursery Avenue and Homer Street in 1990, and fifteen one and two bedroomed flats at the end of Homer Street in 1991.  A further set of eight family homes were bought in 2002, bringing the total number of our homes to 49.  The mix of single people and families in 20/20’s homes has served us well for nearly forty years.

20/20 does not employ staff, but we have a management agreement with Birmingham Co-operative Housing Services (BCHS), an agency that provides services to eight housing co-ops in the West Midlands. BCHS is part of GreenSquareAccord (a housing association based in West Bromwich that has a track record of developing housing co-ops).

BCHS provides us with the following services:

  • rent arrears management
  • a day to day and planned maintenance repairs service
  • access to a joint waiting list with the other co-ops
  • other occasional general advice and support

Helima Zindani from 20/20 contributed to a Guardian article about housing co-ops in 2019 (available here).


email: info@2020.coop

our agents

BCHS Green Square Accord
28 George Street
Balsall Heath
Birmingham  B12 9RG

email:  info@bchs.coop
Telephone:  0121 442 5001

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20/20 Housing Co-operative ltd. is registered as a Housing Co-operative with the Financial Services Authority No 24566R and as a co-operative housing association with the Regulator of Social Housing No C3489

Registered office: c/o BCHS Green Square Accord, 28 George Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham  B12 9RG

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