High Quality Homes in Sustainable Environments

Odu-Dua Housing Association, based in Camden, North London, is committed to serving Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities, primarily catering to individuals of African and Caribbean descent, although our services are open to all. We own and manage 166 properties across the vibrant boroughs of Barnet, Brent, and Camden, which are known for their accessibility and strong community ties.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable housing that addresses the specific needs of BME communities, ensuring our tenants have access to necessary services and local amenities. This commitment extends beyond housing; we strive to empower our residents and foster community through supportive services and initiatives.

We maintain our properties to high standards for the safety and comfort of our tenants and continually engage with local stakeholders to adapt and improve our offerings. At Odu-Dua Housing Association, we provide not just homes, but also a foundation for thriving community life.

Odu-Dua is a member of BMENational

Our History

Odu-Dua Housing Association was established in 1986 with the goal of addressing the housing needs of single homeless Black men by making use of the plentiful short-life properties available in Camden. The association became registered with the Homes and Communities Agency in 1988.

As time progressed, Odu-Dua not only refurbished these short-life units but also expanded its portfolio by acquiring additional permanent properties. Moreover, the organization extended its reach by purchasing a few properties in the neighboring boroughs of Brent and Barnet, furthering its commitment to serving the community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer high-quality, affordable housing primarily for Black and ethnic minority individuals in North London. We aim to be the preferred BME housing provider, ensuring our tenants have access to superior homes within sustainable communities.

Our Values:

  • Be customer focused
  • Professionalism
  • Promote diversity

Our Objectives:

  • Expand our affordable family housing options.
  • Enhance the quality of life for our tenants, helping them actively engage in their communities.
  • Support our tenants in improving their societal standing through partnerships with local, community-based organizations.
  • Empower Black and minority ethnic communities by addressing their specific needs effectively as a responsive Association.

Staff Members

Acting CEO

Leslie Laniyan, MBE

Leslie is the acting CEO of Odu Dua. He is also the Chairman of The Pentecostal Credit Union which is one of the largest Credit Union in the UK and Chairman of Faith Regen UK a multi faith regeneration agency. Mr Laniyan has been on the Board of a number of BME housing associations over the last 30 years and has more than thirty-five years of experience in housing with a focus on BME issues.

Operation Manager

Jyotika Patel

Tel: 020 7625 1799

Housing Officer

Andrian David

Tel: 020 7625 1799

Customer Services Officer

Nadine Bunting

Tel: 020 7625 1799

Board Members


Sandra Brown

Sandra is a senior PA Legal Secretary, with vast experience in property law, residential and commercial conveyancing, and various other aspects of law, having worked in several top city law firms. She holds a BSc (Hons) Social Sciences and Diplomas in Geography and Environment, and Development. She was a Board Member of Shian Housing Association where she was at one time Vice Chair and Chair of Audit and Risk. She has also been a board member for Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau. Skills: Law, Governance, Housing.

Board Member & Company Secretary

Mark Reid

Mark is an experienced finance professional currently working as a Financial Auditor with HSS Hire Group PLC. He has more than 30 years’ experience working across a varied portfolio of clients in the following sectors: Insurance & Pension Funding, Trade Unions, Retail Sales, Local & Central Government, Shipping, Clothing & Footwear, Food & Drink Manufacture/Distribution, Immigration Law, Learning & Skills, Petroleum, Not for Profit, Education, Property Management, Fee & Contract, Rent & the Operation of Housing Associations, Medical Research & Experimental Development, Sport Funding, NHS Trusts and Transportation Support.

Board Member

Sharon Lynch

Sharon is a former Odu-Dua tenant and previously served on the Management Committee of the management company for Meru Close. Sharon rejoined the Board in 2015.

Board Member

Ndiwe Rocque

Board Member

Charline McGrowder

Board Member

Sal Ishmael