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Tenant, resident and leaseholder association (TRLA)

A TRLA is a group of residents who are elected by their fellow residents to highlight and share their views of the estate and neighbourhood with Waltham Forest Housing Service.

Why create a TRLA ?

  • you can be the voice for your estate
  • improve the sense of community and wellbeing
  • improve residents living conditions and facilities
  • reduce antisocial behaviour
  • get direct contact with Waltham Forest Housing staff

See our TRLA guide for more information on TRLA roles and responsibilities

How to form an association

You’ll need a minimum of four members to start. Each TRLA needs a chairperson, a vice chair, treasurer and a secretary.

We can support you with:

  • free training opportunities
  • start-ups grant of £250 for stationary, publicity, postage, hall hire, refreshments, fares to meetings
  • discretionary grant funding up to £700 to enable you to hold activities / events in your area
  • annual insurance cover for your association

If you wish to set up an association, contact us engagement@walthamforest.gov.uk