Soha Housing has been identified as one of the top housing associations in the country for growth.
Working with developers, local authority partners, and residents, Soha built 229 new homes in 2018/19 – the majority for affordable rent and a quarter of these for shared ownership (part rent, part buy).
Inside Housing, the housing sector’s trade magazine, published its annual league tables on new building for the affordable housing market at the end of June. At 3.4% growth, this places Soha in the top three housing associations for proportion of homes developed as a proportion of its stock size.
Steve Lynch, Director of Property and Development, said: “Soha’s vision is to provide homes across the range of housing needs in places where people want to live and work; we’re forecasting around 260 new homes across both rented and shared ownership by the end of this financial year. We aim to minimise the environmental impact of the new homes we build – such as in energy-efficiency - and invest in support services to ensure that the residents who occupy them feel part of their communities very quickly.”
Soha is a community-based mutual housing association, meaning that its residents can apply to become shareholding members and so influence the priorities and direction of the company.
A very recent new development, at East Hendred, is pictured.