Port of Leith Housing Association



Port of Leith Housing Association welcomes new board members

At its 40th Annual General Meeting last week, Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has confirmed the appointed of its chair, vice chair and two new board members.

Published 13 September 2016

Mitie Mouse teams up with PoLCAT to help out The Ripple Project

At first glance letting a cat and mouse loose in a sports hall might seem like a very bad idea.

Published 6 September 2016

PoLHA becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer

Port of Leith Housing Association has been recognised by the Living Wage Foundation as an Accredited Living Wage Employer.

Published 31 August 2016

Harper Macleod completes housing association hat-trick with £35m PoLHA funding deal

The Housing team at Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has now acted in the only three private placements by Scottish housing associations to take place to date, with a combined value of over £120 million.

Published 30 August 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association secures £35m for new housing

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has secured a new £35 million private funding facility to support its plans to build over 480 homes for social and mid-market rent in Leith and North Edinburgh by 2020.

Published 24 August 2016

PoLHA summer fayres raise over £2,000

Two of Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) sheltered housing complexes have raised over £2,000 at their summer fayres.

Published 15 August 2016

Crystal clear communication recognised at PoLHA

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has been awarded two Crystal Marks on behalf of the Plain English Campaign for its Customer Engagement and Antisocial Behaviour leaflets.

Published 7 July 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association recognised by Scottish Awards for Business Excellence

Port of Leith Housing Association has been awarded with a 4 star Recognised for Excellence award and a Good Practice award: Harnessing Creativity and Innovation by Quality Scotland at this year’s Scottish Awards for Business Excellence, which took place on Friday at the EICC.

Published 29 June 2016

PoLHA to build new homes in Leith

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and its subsidiary company Persevere Developments Ltd is offering more people the opportunity to live in Leith as it gets set to work on building more new affordable homes this year.

Published 8 June 2016

Eviction threats lifted as charity decides against selling Leith homes

Tenants in Leith who were facing eviction after a charitable trust put their homes up for sale have been given a reprieve.

Published 26 May 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association launches new social enterprise

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has unveiled plans to launch a new social enterprise within its group.

Published 19 April 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association challenges election candidates

The largest social landlord in Leith has challenged local election candidates to sign up to its vision for the north of Edinburgh.

Published 8 April 2016

Government unveils £50m package to boost housebuilding

A new £50 million infrastructure fund which aims to speed up the construction of thousands of new affordable and private homes has been unveiled by the Scottish Government.

Published 29 February 2016

CCG begins work on Leith Fort affordable homes

Work has started on a new affordable housing project located in Leith.

Published 15 February 2016

Memories of Leith brought to life at Hermitage Court

As part of an inter-generational project, residents from Port of Leith Housing Association’s Hermitage Court sheltered housing complex and pupils from Leith Academy were treated to a reading of a play presented by Citadel Arts Group.

Published 9 February 2016