Services for Other Organisations
The Property Team provides a comprehensive development service, meeting identified needs for family and supported housing, and managing our maintenance programme.
We always try to implement responsible environmental policies, minimising environmental damage and CO2 emissions. This is carried out on our existing stock as well as for new developments.
Recent schemes include:
- Arc Light ‘Places of Change' project, which features a green roof and solar hot water heating.
- Eight houses at Boundary Close based on the "Passivhaus" standard now have very high levels of insulation and extremely good draught sealing to minimise heating needs.
- The site of the former Poppleton Gate House has been redeveloped with five family houses and fourteen flats, to provide attractive, energy efficient accommodation in a garden setting.
The Association is one of the partners involved in the re-development of the Discus bungalows sites in York, providing new, energy efficient homes for the former Discus tenants, together with an extra-care scheme and a number of general needs homes for rent and sale.
Other future projects include further schemes providing greater independence for people with learning and physical disabilities. Meanwhile, We continue to carry out programmes of heating, kitchen, and bathroom replacement on our existing stock.
Working alongside the Operations Department, the Property Team plays a key role in setting up partnerships with outside bodies. This includes:
We are working with other agencies including Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, the Wilf Ward Family Trust, United Response, MENCAP etc to find opportunities for future development and new schemes.
We are acting as a development agent for other housing associations who do not have their own development staff.
We are working closely with local authorities in Scarborough and York to provide temporary accommodation for homeless families by leasing homes from private owners. In York there are grants available for property renovation.
If you organisation would like more information on any aspect of the Associations Development Services, please contact Paul Atkins, Development & Property Director on 01904 636061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
York Housing Association is able to offer various book-keeping and financial processing services to smaller Housing Associations throughout the country.
We can provide
- Book-keeping - purchase, sales and nominal ledger maintenance.
- Rent accounting.
- Budgeting and management accounting.
If your organisation would like more information on any of these services please contact Paul Roberts, Finance Director on 01904 636061 or e-mail email@example.com
When working in partnership or providing services to smaller organisations, we can provide general advice on governance issues e.g. consitution, scheme of delegation, standing orders, regulation, legislation etc.
If you would like more information on our Governance Services please contact Julia Histon, Chief Executive on 01904 636061.
Managing Accommodation for Others
We are able to offer a full management service to other landlords which includes allocating properties, issuing tenancy agreements, collecting rents, arranging for repairs to be carried out and dealing with the full range of housing management issues such as anti-social behaviour and ensuring that tenants fulfill any tenancy obligations.
We are able to manage any size of stock in Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire.
If you would like more information on our Management Service please contact Kate Spencer, Operations Director on 01904 636061 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Working With Other Support Providers
We work with a number of agencies, who provide specialist (often 24 hour) support to some of our tenants.
We continue to own and maintain the property, but our managing agents employ the staff and provide support services.
We currently work with:
We also signpost tenants living in their own home to other organisations who can provide additional specialist support e.g.:
22 The Avenue
Bootham Park Hospital
Community Mental Health Team
Citizens Advice Bureau
City of York Council
Department of Work and Pensions
IDAS (Independant Domestic Abuse Service)
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
North Yorkshire Probation Service
MIND (York and District)
Ryedale Housing Association
YISP (Youth Inclusion Support Panels)