Port of Leith Housing Association



More than 300 affordable homes to come to Granton Harbour

Port of Leith Housing Association has acquired a 2.1 hectare plot of land on West Harbour Road in Granton which will pave the way for 302 affordable homes to be built within the next five years.

Published 16 May 2017

Leith sheltered housing complexes receive top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has awarded the Port of Leith Housing Association’s sheltered housing complexes with the highest grade available following an unannounced inspection.

Published 20 April 2017

Haymarket Group signs up to housing association scorecard pilot

Eighteen housing associations in Scotland - including the Haymarket Group of associations - have agreed to take part in a sector scorecard pilot to benchmark a range of business health and efficiency measures.

Published 3 April 2017

Port of Leith Housing Association to build a further 850 new affordable homes

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has confirmed plans to build 850 new homes over the next five years – an increase of 154 homes previously planned by 2020 and total of 370 more over the entire period.

Published 13 March 2017

Women share experiences of working in Leith in new book

A group of tenants from Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) sheltered housing units have come together to create a new book sharing personal stories from their working lives.

Published 23 January 2017

Port of Leith Housing Association welcomes First Minister to spread Christmas cheer

Tenants of Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) Jameson Place development welcomed a special guest this week when First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid a visit to the Generations Project for their Christmas festivities.

Published 7 December 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association training programme celebrates another great year

A training programme by Port of Leith Housing Association (POLHA) has supported 35 young people from across Edinburgh and East Lothian to complete an 18 week training programme with a local employer with 21 progressing to employment, apprenticeship or further education following their training.

Published 18 November 2016

Just A Minute with Heather Kiteley at Port of Leith Housing Association

In partnership with our sister publication Scottish Financial News, Scottish Housing News is running a series of Just A Minute profiles of housing association finance directors. We kick off with Heather Kiteley, finance director at Port of Leith Housing Association.

Published 16 November 2016

‘Employer of the Year’ award for Muirhouse Housing Association

Muirhouse Housing Association (MHA) has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ as part of the Port of Leith TOiL (Training Opportunities in Lothian) programme at a ceremony at Edinburgh City Chambers earlier this month.

Published 16 November 2016

PoLCATS volunteer for action at Older Adults event

Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) team of volunteers lent a hand at the Older Adults event at Meadowbank Sports Centre, hosted by Edinburgh Leisure’s Ageing Well project in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and Pilmeny Development Project.

Published 20 October 2016

PoLHA launches new Community Interest Company

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has launched a new subsidiary company to assist with the ongoing regeneration of Leith and North Edinburgh.

Published 17 October 2016

Port of Leith Housing Association welcomes new board members

At its 40th Annual General Meeting last week, Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has confirmed the appointed of its chair, vice chair and two new board members.

Published 13 September 2016

Mitie Mouse teams up with PoLCAT to help out The Ripple Project

At first glance letting a cat and mouse loose in a sports hall might seem like a very bad idea.

Published 6 September 2016

PoLHA becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer

Port of Leith Housing Association has been recognised by the Living Wage Foundation as an Accredited Living Wage Employer.

Published 31 August 2016

Harper Macleod completes housing association hat-trick with £35m PoLHA funding deal

The Housing team at Scottish law firm Harper Macleod has now acted in the only three private placements by Scottish housing associations to take place to date, with a combined value of over £120 million.

Published 30 August 2016