Antonine Housing Association seeks partner to offer improved investment and services for tenants

Antonine HAAntonine Housing Association has today announced that it has placed an advert with Housing Scotland Today and Scottish Housing News seeking interest in forming a strategic partnership with a larger RSL.

Antonine employs 10 staff, owns and manages 330 homes and provides factoring services to 700 owners in the East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire local authority areas. It also manages the Care and Repair Service on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council.

Following a challenging year in 2016 when the Association moved to high engagement with the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR), it has undertaken substantial work to turn the Association around. This was acknowledged in its new Regulation Plan issued by the SHR in March 2017.

Chair Patrick McGrath said: “Antonine are now turning the corner and we have a new business plan in place that demonstrates our vision and ambition for the future and our financial viability. Following an options appraisal, our Management Committee have decided that we want more for our tenants and have decided to seek a formal partnership with a larger RSL that can help make our vision a reality.”

Antonine’s interim director, Mags Lightbody, added: “We hope to conclude the first stage of the selection process in late August 2017 and if this identifies a preferred partner, we would then move into the next stage of developing the business case and consulting tenants and other key stakeholders on the proposals.”

To see the advert in full click here.