Castlehill Housing Association was founded in 1970 to provide good quality housing for young single parents and their children. In 1975 Castlehill took over the Aberdeen Old People’s Housing Association and began to also provide Sheltered Housing for the elderly.
During the 1970’s and 80’s the Association expanded by building new sheltered housing schemes throughout the former Grampian Region and by purchasing and improving sub-standard tenement properties in Aberdeen City.
We operate across three Local Authority areas; Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Through our subsidiary, Grampian Community Care Charitable Trust, we provide specially designed housing for people with particular needs. The bulk of our stock is for affordable rent but we also have a number of shared ownership properties. As of 2012, we currently own and manage over 1900 properties and over 8000 households are registered with us seeking housing.
The Association is funded partly by grants and partly by loans from banks and building societies. It is a non-profit making charity and is monitored by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
In 2011, we established a non-registered, non-charitable subsidiary, “Castlehill Solutions”, to enable us to carry out activities that are complimentary to the core objectives of Castlehill but could not be done by the parent charitable Company.
We’ve created a handbook with the help of tenants, for tenants. It has been designed as a guide to refer to at the start, during and at the end of your tenancy.
We have over 1900 properties across North East Scotland, including general needs, amenity, sheltered, very sheltered, mid-market rent and shared ownership.
As we are plunged once more into a national lockdown, we’d like to reassure our tenants that we will continue to provide as many services as we possibly can while ensuring the safety of tenants and staff. A full list of services in operation is available here.
Our offices have been closed to the public since March, with our staff working from home. During the festivities, staff will be on holiday from 1 pm on Tuesday 24 December 2020 and the phones will transfer to our emergency repairs service. Phone lines will re-open on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 9 am.
Celebrating over the festive season amid this complicated pandemic is amplifying what can be a stressful time of year for some. Practical advice concerning where to get food, how to keep well and other everyday advice on keeping warm and benefits and who to contact if you are experiencing violence or domestic issues are available throughout this site or from your Housing Officer or Key Project worker.