Port of Leith Housing Association



PoLHA delivers new affordable homes for Leith during lockdown

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) is marking Scottish Housing Day by celebrating the opening of 51 homes at Shrubhill following staggered sign-ups to allow for socially distanced moves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 16 September 2020

PoLHA leases property to homelessness and addiction charity

A new partnership has paved the way for Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) to lease a two-bedroom property to Steps to Hope, a charity which supports people experiencing homelessness and addiction.

Published 9 September 2020

Leith sheltered housing tenants take on virtual north coast 500 challenge

A team of 25 tenants from Port of Leith Housing Association's (PoLHA) sheltered housing developments will be collectively walking 500 miles to raise money for their social activity fund.

Published 29 July 2020

North Edinburgh & Leith organisations benefit from £150k coronavirus support funding

Charities and community organisations with practical solutions to tackle the urgent social and economic effects of the coronavirus crisis in Leith and north Edinburgh, have shared additional financial support worth £150,000.

Published 25 June 2020

PoLHA COVID-19 Response Fund supports community organisations in Leith & north Edinburgh

Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) new £50,000 COVID-19 Response Fund has provided 18 awards of between £500 and £2,500 to local charities and social enterprises that are rising to the challenge of alleviating the effects of the coronavirus epidemic on people living in the community.

Published 11 May 2020

Video: Port of Leith Housing Association bids farewell to Keith Anderson

After 11 years leading Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), chief executive Keith Anderson will begin his retirement tomorrow.

Published 30 April 2020

£1.3bn regeneration plan unveiled for Granton Waterfront

A proposal to transform Granton Waterfront into a new coastal town with 3,500 new homes has been published by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 20 February 2020

Port of Leith Housing Association named Housing Provider of the Year for diversity

Port of Leith Housing Association has won the Housing Provider of the Year award and came 9th in the Top 100 Index for its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion as an employer.

Published 20 January 2020

Heather Kiteley to succeed Keith Anderson at Port of Leith Housing Association Group

Heather Kiteley will become the chief executive of the Port of Leith Housing Association Group (PoLHA Group) when Keith Anderson retires in May.

Published 15 January 2020

Port of Leith Housing Association welcomes TB Mackay Energy Services into group

Port of Leith Housing Association has acquired TB Mackay Energy Services (TB Mackay) following successful negotiations with the owners.

Published 23 December 2019

Port of Leith secures £40m package to fund hundreds of affordable homes

Port of Leith Housing Association has attracted investment of £40 million from Scottish Widows, bolstering its plans to create more than 650 social and mid-market rent homes by 2025.

Published 4 December 2019

New affordable homes come to the Water of Leith

Port of Leith Housing Association and its subsidiary Persevere Developments Ltd are celebrating the official opening of 15 new homes for mid-market rent and nine new homes for social rent at West Bowling Green Street in Leith.

Published 2 December 2019

Port of Leith Housing Association’s culture attracts CIH Excellence award

The CIH Scotland Excellence Awards saw Port of Leith Housing Association named the winner of the Excellence in Organisational Change Award for its 'Culture Club' programme.

Published 1 November 2019

Port of Leith Housing Association holds young persons’ street art workshop

Port of Leith Housing Association held a young person's street art workshop in Leith in celebration of Scottish Housing Day.

Published 17 September 2019

Caitlin McCorry named new chairperson for Port of Leith Housing Association

Port of Leith Housing Association has appointed current vice-chair Caitlin McCorry as its new chairperson.

Published 9 September 2019