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Kingdom joins Perth and Kinross Common Housing Register

People who apply for social housing through the Perth and Kinross Common Housing Register (CHR) will now have more choice after social landlord Kingdom Housing Association joined the register.

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People who apply for social housing through the Perth and Kinross Common Housing Register (CHR) will now have more choice after social landlord Kingdom Housing Association joined the register.

Around 150 Kingdom properties have been added to the CHR, joining properties let by other local social landlords Perth and Kinross Council, Caledonia Housing Association, Fairfield Housing Co-operative and Hillcrest Housing Association.

Collectively, the five landlords will manage a housing stock of almost 11,700 affordable homes for rent and will continue to work closely together to meet housing need locally.

Kingdom is a Fife-based housing association that also has properties in the Perth and Kinross area, including the recent new-build developments at Bertha Park and Rattray, adding to their pre-existing housing stock in the Perth, Kinross and Crieff areas.

Matthew Busher, Kingdom’s Head of Housing, said: “As Kingdom increases the number of homes that it provides for social rent in Perth and Kinross through its extensive development programme, joining the Common Housing Register is a logical step to providing applicants for social housing in the area with one clear and transparent route to apply for accommodation.

“It also continues the development of partnership working between Kingdom and Perth and Kinross Council as well as partner RSLs, that is helping to deliver on local housing strategy objectives.”

Bill Banks, Kingdom Group Chief Executive, said: “Kingdom is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and I’m very proud of how much we’ve achieved over the last four decades.

“Kingdom has operated as a landlord in the Perth and Kinross area for many years, but joining the Common Housing Register gives us even more opportunity to deliver on our strategic goal of providing more than a home to local people.”

The CHR ensures that access to social housing is as easy as possible for residents of Perth and Kinross and gives them a wider choice or properties right across the area. Operating a CHR also means that there is a single point of access for housing applicants regardless of the organisation they approach for housing assistance.

To find out more about applying for social housing in Perth and Kinross visit www.pkc.gov.uk/housingoptions