hjaltland housing association
There are around 250 Registered Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives in Scotland, one of which operates in Shetland.
Hjaltland Housing Association (HHA) is registered as a charitable organisation and is based at:
At March 2016, HHA had a total of 702 properties for rent and shared ownership, consisting mostly of detached and semi-detached houses. Two thirds of the stock is located in Lerwick and Scalloway (see Table (PDF) for a full breakdown).
Registered Housing Associations are non-profit making Friendly Societies, run by professional staff but controlled by voluntary Management Committees of local people. Housing Associations receive grant aid from the Scottish Government toward the costs of building homes for rent or shared ownership as well as for wider housing management activities. Housing Associations are the main providers of new affordable housing, as Councils' are often restricted financially from building new homes.
More rented housing planned by HHA
HHA has plans to build new homes in Shetland, although financial restraints are impacting on these plans. Additional sites are always being investigated for future developments.
Numbers of rented and shared ownership houses allocated by HHA and numbers on waiting list
Between April 2013 and March 2014 HHA let 87 houses and flats. The total number of housing applications stood at 614 at March 2016. See the detailed breakdown.