About Us

Voluntary Housing Associations

Voluntary Housing Associations were established primarily to provide a high standard of housing in a safe environment for elderly, families and disadvantaged people. Setting up and bringing these projects to fruition is challenging and rewarding work. From the conception stage to planning to funding to construction and finally to occupation it is a very visible and noteworthy participatory effort. It gives great satisfaction and community recognition to the volunteers who give their time so freely.

About VHSS

We were set up by a group of housing associations who foresaw the increasing need for a professional support service going into the future. Innovative at the time, it has now proved to be a vital lifeline for volunteer run AHBs. With an active and dedicated board of directors drawn from the member associations it clearly understands and responds to the particular challenges facing the volunteer run social housing sector.

Changing Environment

In a changing and challenging regulatory and legal environment associations must ask “is there management resources available to meet the changing demands evolving now, and more especially, into the future?”  Tenant issues, rent collection, breaches of tenancy, anti social behaviour, with maintenance and regulation are time demanding and can be stressful to volunteer boards.

Professional Back-up

Professional management backup provided by Voluntary Housing Support Services ensures that the necessary expertise is available at all times. Central services provide experienced, timely and proactive support when dealing with association management issues. A one-stop shop for advice on the ever-increasing raft of housing regulation keeps the member association abreast of local authority and government and statutory regulatory requirements.