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New Chair appointed from September 2021

We have today (26 March 2021) confirmed the appointment of a new Chair to our Board from September. Jim Strang – who has more than 40 years’ experience within the housing sector – will join our Board of Governance at its AGM in August, with a view to taking on the role of Chair from

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Repairs & maintenance information for Dumfries customers

From the 1st April 2021 our repairs and maintenance service in Dumfries & Galloway will be delivered by MPS Housing. MPS Housing already service many of our customers in other areas of Scotland and will deliver the same quality and standard of service to our homes in Dumfries. When MPS visit your property you’ll be

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Work begins on modular housing development in South Ayrshire

Irvine Housing Association is delivering Scotland’s largest social modular housing development in South Ayrshire which will bring much-needed new affordable housing by Autumn 2022. The £9.8million project is being delivered by Irvine Housing Association (part of The Riverside Group) and Connect Modular, a division of The Wee House Company. Work begins this month on the

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Fire safety in the home

The safety and wellbeing of customers is our number one priority and as we are all spending more time at home than usual we wanted to share some fire safety tips with you.   Know the evacuation plan for your building It’s really important you know what to do if there’s a fire in your

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Local community support hubs

If you are struggling over the festive period there are local community support hubs that may be able to help.   Dumfries and Galloway: If you need an emergency food package there is now one central number you can call 0800 111 4000  When asked to choose an area, select Ayrshire and South of Scotland. North

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The latest edition of Your house and home is out now!

Read the latest edition of Your House & Home, your service update for all the latest news and advice from Irvine Housing Association. In our special festive edition, we share how we are working to improve our service to you through our new Corporate Plan, including how we are investing in our repairs and maintenance

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Read our 2020 Landlord Report

Our Landlord report for 2020 is here.  This report details how we are performing against the Scottish Housing Charter and our priorities for improvement. It also compares our performance with other landlords in North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. Read the full report here. We asked our Customer Panel what they would like to

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Have your say in our annual rent consultation

Our annual rent consultation has started.  This is your opportunity to have a say in how much rent you pay.  This year the rent setting consultation period will run from 7 December 2020 until 11 January 2021. All tenants should now have received our consultation leaflet through the post.   This leaflet provides all of the

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Successful funding bid to help tackle homelessness

We are pleased to be receiving funding from the Scottish Government to support its drive to tackle homelessness. The £105,000 grant will specifically be used to fund two new support coordinators who will form part of a new ‘Housing First for Families’ support service. The service will provide direct support to the association’s tenant households

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Plans to build 300 new homes in the next 3 years

We recently revealed plans to build 300 new homes over the next three years.   The plans, which are in our new Corporate Plan, include the second phase of the Tarryholme development in Irvine and the Association’s first development in South Ayrshire. A new development is also planned in Kilmarnock.  Our 3-year Corporate Plan outlines

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