Tenants in three areas of Glasgow have voted to transfer ownership of their homes from Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) to community-based housing associations.
The ‘yes’ votes will result in the transfer of 2336 homes under the process known as Second Stage Transfer (SST).
The results were:
- Tollcross – 72.1 per cent of the tenants who voted supported the transfer of 1619 properties to Tollcross Housing Association. The turnout was 51 per cent.
- Blairtummock, in Easterhouse – 83 per cent of the tenants who voted supported the transfer of 275 properties to Blairtummock Housing Association. The turnout was 57.1 per cent.
- Halfway in the Southside – 82.2 per cent of the tenants who voted supported the transfer of 442 properties to Southside Housing Association. The turnout was 50.4 per cent.
If Scottish Ministers give their consent, the legal transfer of homes could take place as early as the end of June.
The latest ballots, in which tenants voted by post, text, phone or online, began on 20 April and ran for 21 days.
GHA Chair Gordon Sloan said: “Our Second Stage Transfer programme has already seen more than 12,000 tenants transfer to community-based housing associations with thousands more ready to transfer in the next few weeks.
“This means our agreed programme of transfers is due to complete by the end of June. I wish all the tenants who voted in these latest ballots every success in the future.”
Bill Dougan, Chair of Tollcross Housing Association, said: “We are looking forward to working with our new Committee and staff colleagues, getting our sleeves rolled up to deliver the promises we made to our tenants during the campaign.“
Catherine Black, Chair of Blairtummock Housing Association, said: “I am delighted at the support shown to our Association by the people in Rogerfield. We will now get down to the hard work of delivering on our commitments to them.”
Jimmy Hobbin, Southside Housing Association Committee Member, said: “We are delighted with the positive result for community control and want to build on the investment success to-date. On behalf of everyone at Southside Housing Association, my sincere thanks to all the Halfway tenants for putting their faith in us.”