Clydebank Housing Association was established by local residents in 1984 and working in partnership with the Housing Corporation and with the Local Authority, set out to improve housing and regenerate the central and east areas of the town. The Association was registered with the Housing Corporation in January 1985 and so celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015.
In the earlier years, our development work was concentrated on the modernisation of the tenements in the town centre. When this work was finished, we embarked on a programme of new building to provide more new houses and flats for rent and for shared ownership. Today our aim to provide good quality, affordable housing remains to the forefront.
We aim to be able to provide a mix of homes in a variety of sizes and types, both to cope with current housing need and to allow for transfers from one type of housing to another as needs change, as children are born, grow up and leave home, or as older residents find they need a more sheltered environment.
In 1999, we acquired over 750 houses in Clydebank from the previous landlord, Scottish Homes, increasing our stock to over 1100 houses and flats, catering for all types of people including the elderly, disabled people and those with special needs.
We are a “not for profit” organisation and a registered Scottish Charity. We are committed to community control. Our policy is to encourage tenants to become members of the Management Committee and to take an active part in the running of the Association.
As we grow, our role as an employer becomes more significant. We are committed to equal opportunities, “Positive About Disabled People” and our track record in staff training and development earned us “Investor in People” status for the seventh time in 2015 - though it was now Investors in People Gold! Clydebank Housing Association has now maintained commitment to the standard longer than any other Housing Association. In September 2016 we were delighted to add Investors in Young People Gold to the Association’s list of achievements, which highlights the Association’s commitment to young people both within the organisation and in the community.
We have also undertaken a ‘wider role‘ in our community. Our wider role is where we aim to improve the social, economic and environmental circumstances of the community in which we operate. Our project at Centre81 delivers these objectives, click here for more details.
Another example of our wider role is the refurbishment of a former bank building to create Clydebank Social Economy Centre to provide quality, inclusive accommodation for social economy, voluntary and community businesses. For more information on this project, click here. Or for more information on wider role in general contact Sharon Keenan.