Southside Housing Association

Southside Housing Association is a registered social landlord providing housing and a range of other services across the southside of Glasgow. We are community controlled which means our decisions are taken by a tenant controlled Management Committee. We are also a registered Scottish charity (Scottish Charity Number SC036009).

We have operated as a social landlord on the south side of Glasgow for fifty years. Originally established as Pollokshields Housing Association in 1971, our initial work was largely philanthropic in nature. Our early single unit refurbishments were driven by a desire to improve housing standards in the Pollokshields area.

Although our core mission has always been as a provider of safe, secure and affordable housing, over the years we have developed and expanded the range of services we provide to include:

 A variety of housing options & support;

  • Money advice & support;
  • Community events & activities;
  • Repairs & maintenance;
  • Concierge & common area maintenance;
  • Handyperson, Home & Hospital and Advice & Information (for older and disabled people living in Glasgow); and
  • Advice & information on repairs and home improvements (for people who live in Glasgow who are aged 65 and over, or have a disability, irrespective of age).

 In 2005 the Association established Southside Factoring and Related Services (SFARS), a wholly owned subsidiary, in order to deliver commercial activities which could not be provided by the Association as the charitable parent company. SFARS main focus is on providing a property factor services, it has grown and developed and now incorporates two entities Southside Residential and Southside Letting which together provide the following commercial activities:

  •  Factoring services for owners & commercial unit;
  • Mid-market rent homes; and
  • Management services for landlords.