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Housing Associations

Housing Association is a common term for independent, not for-profit organisations, registered with and regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. Housing Associations may also be known as Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). There are 14 housing associations that own and manage housing throughout East Devon.

The Council can nominate people to be housed with most of the housing associations when a property becomes empty. Nearly all housing associations also keep a register of people seeking social housing. There is no distinction made between the allocation of a council house or a nomination to a housing association. However, the Council does not have nomination rights for all housing association homes that become vacant.

In addition to renting properties, some housing associations have shared ownership schemes. In such schemes, the ownership of the house or flat is shared between the occupier and the housing association, usually on a 50/50 basis. Shared ownership schemes offer a way into home ownership for people who cannot obtain a mortgage to buy a house on the open market. Details of the shared ownership schemes can be obtained from individual housing associations.

The following housing associations own and rent houses and flats in East Devon:

Anchor Housing Association (elderly people only)
The Business Support Centre, Milestone Place, 100 Bolton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4DH.
Tel: 0845 7758595.

Devon Community Housing Society Ltd
Hillfields House, Matford Court, Sigford Road, Exeter, EX2 8NL.
Tel: (01392) 686686.

Devon & Cornwall Housing Association
The Mount, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JZ.
Tel: 0300 1238080

Guinness Trust Housing Association
Ground Floor, Hillfields House, Matford Court, Sigford Road, Exeter, EX2 8NL
Tel: (01392) 822900.

Hastoe Housing Association
24 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UW.
Tel: (01305) 250103.

Housing 21
Longwood House, Love Lane, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1YG.
Tel: (0870) 1924000.

Magna Housing Association (Housing Register for West Dorset only)
Hollands House, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, DT1 1SW.
Tel: (01305) 216000; or Bridport (01308) 428410 (for Lyme Regis)

Raglan Housing Association
Unit 4, Vincent Court, 89 Soundwell Road, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 4QR.
Tel: (0117) 9701000.

Sanctuary Shaftesbury
Estuary House, Peninsula Park, Rydon Lane, Exeter, EX2 7EX
Tel: 0800 0839283

Signpost Housing Association
Hawthorn House, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3QS.
Tel: (01392) 361122.

Sovereign Housing Association Ltd
Unit 2, Orchard Court, Heron Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX2 7LL.
Tel: (01392) 888000; Fax: (01392) 818130.

Westcountry Housing Association
Hatfield House, Hatfield Road, Torquay, TQ1 3HF.
Tel: (01803) 200300.

Western Challenge Housing Association (one property only, Axminster).
5 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Exeter, EX2 8RD.
Tel: 01202 499300.

Page last updated on 28 January 2015