What is Community Housing?

Community Housing is housing for people on low incomes and or households/individuals with special needs and is an important area of social housing provision and provides a housing alternative that is affordable, secure and safe; encouraging tenant participation in the community.

Tenants in action at one of Active’s properties

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Active aims to achieve the following Community Housing goals:

  • Treat all tenants and applicants with respect and dignity
  • Ensure that the cost of housing does not add hardship to tenants lives
  • Maintain the safety and security of housing in partnership with tenants
  • Provide a variety of housing options to people looking for long term affordable accommodation
  • Provide equal access to Community Housing and not discriminate towards individuals regardless of their circumstances and provide fair treatment to all tenants relating to tenancy issues
  • Respond to the changing needs of tenants with fairness and creativity and ensure stability of housing is maintained where possible
  • Be accountable to stakeholders, namely tenants, applicants, community and the board
  • Ensure that appropriate services responses are provided to tenants and benefit the housing sector as a whole
  • Work hard to provide quality housing options and services
  • Work in partnership with other agencies to develop and promote housing approaches
  • Seek partnerships in the future and work with agencies to pursue affordable accommodation alternatives