Orkney Housing Association



Orkney Housing Association promotes new Electric Car Club

Orkney Housing Association held events to promote a brand new EV Car Club which will soon be available for tenants, residents and the wider community.

Published 6 August 2019

Orkney Housing Association named Housing Association of the Year

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has collected the award for Housing Association of the Year at the Scottish Homes Awards.

Published 17 June 2019

Electric car share funding for housing associations opens for second round

A second round of the Plugged-In Households Grant Fund has now opened, allowing more social housing providers, third sector and community organisations the chance to procure the services of electric vehicle car clubs.

Published 3 June 2019

Orkney Housing Association shortlisted for Housing Association of the Year award

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the "Housing Association of the Year" category at the Scottish Homes Awards.

Published 22 May 2019

Changes afoot at Orkney Care and Repair

Mike Cooper has announced his retirement from Orkney Care and Repair following a successful and extensive career spanning over 30 years.

Published 10 April 2019

Housing associations receive funding for electric car share schemes

Eight housing associations are to share a £510,000 investment from the Scottish Government towards electric hire car clubs to allow people to rent low-emission vehicles.

Published 21 March 2019

Orkney Housing Association joins CIH domestic abuse campaign

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has given its support to the ‘Make a Stand’ campaign developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Published 31 January 2019

Orkney Care & Repair completes 9000th small repair

The Orkney Care & Repair team based at Orkney Housing Association has this week completed its 9000th small repair or adaptation.

Published 20 September 2018

Allia passes £250m milestone of bonds to support charities and deliver social impact

More than a quarter of a billion pounds has been raised by independent not-for-profit Allia to help tackle global and local issues such as unemployment, social exclusion and affordable housing – with half that sum (£125 million) being issued in 2017 alone.

Published 30 January 2018

Housing association working towards affordable warmth as Orkney remains top of fuel poverty league table

A reduction in fuel poverty in Orkney is a small step in the right direction but lots of work remains to ensure warmth is affordable for its residents, Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has said.

Published 19 January 2018

Housing associations first in line for advice accreditation

Two housing associations are among the first advice agencies to receive accreditation under the Scottish Government’s new quality assurance model.

Published 30 June 2017

Orkney Housing Association celebrates handover of 1000th house

Orkney Housing Association Limited (OHAL) has been working to provide quality, affordable housing in the county the past 32 years and last month marked a major development milestone.

Published 4 April 2017

Housing minister visits Orkney development

Minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP visited Orkney this month to see how work is progressing on a new housing development.

Published 28 November 2016

National award for Orkney Housing Association

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has won a national award for Best Practice in Involving Customers at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) National Good Practice Awards.

Published 25 November 2016

Orkney Housing Association recognised among Scotland top local employers

Local employer Orkney Housing Association Ltd (OHAL) has spoken of its delighted to have been ‘Employer of the Year’ finalists in Skills Development Scotland’s Scottish Apprentice Awards 2016.

Published 15 November 2016