Leeds & Yorkshire Housing celebrates handing over the keys to new affordable homes

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) is delighted to be handing over the keys to 12 new-build apartments in Leeds, just in time for Christmas.

The beautifully designed homes have been built by Redrow and are situated on the popular new ‘Hawthorns’ estate in Whinmoor, Leeds. The affordable housing, managed by LYHA, comprises three one-bed and nine two-bed apartments with gardens, parking and lots of open, green space outside. The ground-floor apartments also have walk-in showers and there is lift access to the first and second floors.

Our new Annual Report to Customers

Our 2019/20 Annual Report to Customers is being posted through letterboxes this week. Read how we've continued to make improvements to our service and invested in your homes and communities over the last year.

You can also read an online copy here: Annual Report to Customers 2019/20

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association retains G1 V1 rating from the Regulator of Social Housing following IDA

We are very pleased to announce that the Regulator of Social Housing has today published its regulatory judgement announcing that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has retained its G1 V1 rating following an IDA (in depth assessment). This is the highest governance and financial viability rating awarded.

Keeping you safe and providing support in the new lockdown

As you will know, the government has announced a second national lockdown (beginning 4th November). This is a worrying and challenging time for us all and we want to reassure you that we are committed to doing everything we can to support you. The government advice is that we can continue to provide our current services (including repairs and new lettings) and our focus is on ensuring we deliver these services safely. Our customers’ and colleagues’ health will always come first.

IIP Silver Success for LYHA

We are delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver Award.  The accreditation recognises the considerable progress we've made over the last two years in improving our service to customers and transforming our working culture. Amongst the comments in the assessor’s report were:

New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire

A group of housing associations has today published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West Yorkshire as the region prepares to choose its first metro mayor.

LYHA appoints GTD as lead repairs and maintenance contractor

Continually improving our repairs service is very important to us and listening to customer feedback, we know that you agree. We therefore decided to retender our repairs contract, with our Customer Scrutiny Panel playing a key role in the selection process to ensure that customers’ views were taken into account.

New Leeds lockdown restrictions

Leeds has now been placed under stricter restrictions to try and slow the spread of Covid.

Our New Corporate Plan - Together 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new LYHA Corporate Plan - Together 2023

It's called "Together 2023" because our approach is all about collaboration and partnership, listening and acting on what you tell us so that we can improve the customer experience. It sets out how we will continue to improve what we do and our ambitious plans for the future, as well as our new vision, mission, values and objectives. 

We hope that you'll take a look at the plan yourself by clicking on the links below to:

Working towards a greener country #HomesAtTheHeart

Decarbonisation and tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges currently facing housing providers and LYHA is firmly committed to being proactive in this area: both by delivering energy efficient, new homes that don’t rely on fossil fuels, and retrofitting our existing homes to ensure that they are as energy efficient and affordable to run as possible.