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.
If English is not your first language there are resources out there to help.
We were delighted to hear that our tenants and the wonderful ‘My Care’ staff of Victoria Grange in Dyce have been receiving gifts of flowers and cake to cheer up staff and tenants during this difficult time.
Castlehill understands that these unpredictable times may make it difficult for you to pay your rent. If you are finding that the pandemic is affecting your ability to pay your bills, please contact your Housing Officer as soon as possible so they can help you navigate the help you can access and try to prevent arrears escalating.