York Housing Association

Services for Other Organisations

Development Services

The Property Team provides a comprehensive development service, meeting identified needs for family and supported housing, and managing our ongoing 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:

  • The delivery of bespoke accommodation to provide greater independence for people with learning and physical disabilities.
  • New build general needs and shared ownership properties in York, Ryedale, Scarborough and Whitby
  • Provision of accommodation in Scarborough for young people.

The Association was 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.

Future projects include further schemes providing general needs and shared ownership properties. 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 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 currently acting as development agents 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.

If your organisation would like more information on any aspect of the Associations Development Services, please contact us on 01904 636061 or email info@yorkha.org.uk

Financial Services

York Housing Association is able to offer various accounting and financial processing services to smaller Housing Associations throughout the country.

We can provide

  • Purchase, sales and nominal ledger maintenance.
  • Rent accounting.
  • Payroll,
  • Budgeting and management accounting.

If your organisation would like more information on any of these services please contact us on 01904 636061 or e-mail info@yorkha.org.uk

Governance Services

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 registered providers 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 email katespencer@yorkha.org.uk

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:

Arc Light

UBU - formerly Northern Lifecare
United Response
Wilberforce Homes
Wilf Ward Family Trust

Yorkshire Coast Homes

We also signpost tenants living in their own home to other organisations who can provide additional specialist support e.g.:

22 The Avenue
Age Concern
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)
Our Celebration
Richmond Fellowship
Ryedale Housing Association

Salvation Army
The Retreat

YISP (Youth Inclusion Support Panels)
Yorkshire House


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