Shepherds Bush Housing Group was founded in the late 1960’s. Its founder, Reverend Asbridge, and the members of St Stephen's Church in Shepherds Bush were impressed by the dire conditions in which some of the parishioners lived. Prices were high, and decent housing was not always available. At the beginning of its history, the company worked with the help of volunteers. The developer bought and renovated dilapidated objects. At the same time, permanent tenants remained to live in the community because earlier, many had to leave the area searching for better housing. Thus, it was possible to preserve community and trust relations between neighbours.
The first of the company's largest new developments was the Clifford Haigh House. These were 40 apartments built on the site, adjoining St Clements Church in Fulham Palace Road. For a long time, most of the other projects were also built on church land until the situation changed in the 1980s. By that time, the company had grown to 50 employees and 2,400 homes. Reverend Asbridge, after 20 years of running the company, retired and became president.
Today Shepherds Bush Housing Group boasts a portfolio of over 5,000 properties. These are affordable homes built for people to satisfy their needs. The company has ambitious plans for the coming years, including: