The Church of England Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Housing Association (CESSA HA), like its sister Charity CESSAC, is not religious in operation, the title simply reflects the origin of the organisations.
The Association was created from a decision by CESSAC, (which looks after those serving in the armed forces) to provide sheltered housing for elderly ex-Service personnel. Incorporated in 1974, it is registered as a charitable housing association under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (No.21222R) and with the Homes and Communities Agency (No.L0104).
In 1989 a lasting relationship was forged between CESSAC and Greenwich Hospital to manage Greenwich Court in Southsea on its behalf. Subsequently further schemes were added in Greenwich (London) and Saltash (Cornwall).
The Association is a member of the National Housing Federation (No.306) .