Port of Leith Housing Association



Agreement signed to deliver 16,000 new affordable homes in Edinburgh over next decade

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the council’s ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by six partner housing associations.

Published 29 January 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association opens new development of over 40 homes

The latest development by Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and its subsidiary company Persevere Developments Limited (PDL) was officially opened by Malcolm Chisholm MSP this week.

Published 14 January 2016

PoLHA in discussions to save Leith tenants from eviction

Tenants facing eviction from Leith homes belonging to the Agnes Hunter Trust could be allowed to remain in their homes thanks to Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA).

Published 8 December 2015

PoLHA celebrates 40th anniversary with short film

As part of Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) 40th anniversary, the Association has released a short film looking at the impact it has made in the local community over the past four decades.

Published 2 December 2015

Leith Fort affordable housing work started

An ambitious project to build a new community of affordable homes in Leith is now underway.

Published 1 December 2015

St Nicholas Court residents’ book goes down with a cuppa

A book comprising a commemorative tea set designed by Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) St Nicholas Court residents was launched this week by Edinburgh-based best-selling author Millie Gray.

Published 6 November 2015

Young people graduate from PoLHA training programme

Thirty three young people from across Edinburgh have completed an 18 week training programme, with 18 going straight into employment, apprenticeship or further education following their training.

Published 4 November 2015

PoLCATs pounce at Older People event

A group of volunteers from Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) were in attendance at last week’s Older People event at Meadowbank Sports Centre, which saw over 400 people attend.

Published 9 October 2015

PoLHA raises nearly £1600 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has raised £1580 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Published 30 September 2015

PoLHA welcomes new board members and vice chair

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, has appointed two new board members and a vice chair.

Published 30 September 2015

Port of Leith Housing Association is 40 years young

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) reached its 40th anniversary last week and held a celebration at Hibs stadium which was attended by 150 guests including staff, tenants, partners and contractors.

Published 9 September 2015

Port of Leith HA residents take to gardening

Seven residents at a Port of Leith Housing Association development have taken to growing their own fruit and vegetables, thanks to a scheme run by the housing provider.

Published 20 August 2015

Barratt Homes to deliver affordable homes across the capital

Barratt Homes has unveiled plans to deliver 96 affordable homes at three housing developments across Edinburgh, which are collectively worth in excess of £10 million.

Published 21 July 2015

Social landlords launch non-profit energy company

A new independent energy supply company, the first in the UK operating on a non-profit distributing basis, plans to be selling heat and power to tenants in 200,000 homes across Scotland by 2020.

Published 16 July 2015

PoLHA training programme receives over £200,000 funding

Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) training programme for young people Training Opportunities in Lothian (TOiL) has secured over £200,000 funding which will allow it to expand its services into East Lothian.

Published 19 June 2015