Our History

By the late 1970s and early 1980s, assisted by changes in government policy and new statutory powers, the Association embarked on larger projects including whole tenement renovations.

In 1988 the association changed its name to Southside Housing Association (SHA) and embarked on significant restoration works tackling disrepair in older private housing.

During 2011 the association experienced dramatic growth, effectively more than trebling the size of its operation. This involved the purchase of properties from Glasgow Housing Association under the Second Stage Transfer. As a result the association became a major housing provider in Cardonald and Craigton, as well as increasing the already significant role in Pollokshields.


Now in 2019 SHA are active developers of new homes for social rent, mid-market rent and shared equity.  SHA also work in partnership with other housing providers, statutory bodies, community agencies and contractors to provide new homes, sustain tenancies and support economic and social regeneration.

96% of tenants were satisfied with the management of the neighbourhood they live in

Based on Annual Return on the Charter (ARC) 2017/18