Elderpark Housing Association Limited
Established in 1975 to provide good
quality, affordable rented housing, Elderpark Housing Association
is a non-profit making organisation and a registered charity.
The Association's mission statement
states "Our aim is to improve the quality of life for the
people of Greater Govan by providing high quality housing and
associated services in a safe and secure environment"
The Association is situated in Govan
in the South side of Glasgow and is well placed for shops,
underground and motorway access. Amenities within easy reach are
Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow West End which houses the
Kelvingrove Grove Art Gallery and Museum, the largest Art Gallery
in the UK, Braehead Shopping Centre, Southern General Hospital.
Glasgow City Centre is a short underground trip away.
Where we came
When the Association was established
in 1975, a Steering Group was set up and a development officer
recruited. In Autumn 1975 consultants were appointed to
acquire and improve properties in the area. In the early 70's,
Glasgow District Council had decided to proceed with wholesale
purchase and demolition of many tenements in the area. This was a
change of policy for the City Council and in 1975 a commissioned a
survey was commissioned declaring the city's first Housing Action
Area under new legislation. Unfortunately, it was too late to save
some of the older tenements in the area and further demolitions
continued up to 1980. The steering group ultimately became the
Association first Management Committee and a new "Community Based"
Housing Association was formed.
Where are we
The Association now has almost
£70 million of properties, £55 million of which has been funded by
Social Housing Grant and a Net Asset position of £7.2 million.
The number of properties the Association own now total 1,275:
The Association has recently completed
a major development at Garmouth Street and remains open to further
development should a financially viable opportunity arise.
Elderpark is registered with The
Scottish Housing Regulator and Registered under the Industrial and
Provident Societies Act 1965 and the Housing Associations Act
The Association is subject to regular
inspections by the Scottish Housing Regulator and at the last
inspection, the Inspection Report issued in March 2008 awarded the
Association a "B" i.e. a GOOD rating for its