Background to Elim Housing
The Elim Housing Group comprises Elim Housing Association (EHA) with social housing aims, and Lime Property Ventures (LPV), a commercial subsidiary which was established in early 2016.
Elim Housing Association was established in 1963. The association is a charitable registered social landlord (RSL) registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (No. 16402R) and is also registered with the Homes and Communities Agency under the Housing Associations Act 1985 (No. LH0977).
The Group currently owns and manages around 800 homes in England and Wales. The portfolio is mainly comprised of general needs homes, supported housing units, and Gypsy and Traveller Pitches, but also includes flats and houses both rented and sold to homeowners. Over the last year we have also delivered 25 units of student accommodation.
Our main focus for new development is in the four key local authorities of Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucester and South Gloucestershire.
Housing and support services are provided for our residents from the head office and local office bases in other areas. The association also provides management services for Barnwood Trust in Gloucester.
Elim Housing has around 60 staff and we rely on their commitment, energy and skills to deliver our business plan. Staff training and development are key parts of business strategy.
Our 2016 – 20 sets out the Elim Group’s strong commitment to growth, and we have ambitious development targets to increase the scale of the housing and support services we provide.
Elim is attractive to partners for the following reasons:
- We have a very strong ethos of supporting all our residents
- we have a strong local presence and are the right size to make quick decisions
- we focus on forging new alliances with statutory and other organisations which lead to new development opportunities for both parties
- we are flexible in the way we work with partners and can adapt to meet their needs.
Over the next four years we will be building new properties for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. Property acquisition, active asset management and disposal of property will be key parts of Elim’s future.
We will choose which groups of people we want to work with, reflecting how residents can most benefit from the services we can provide in all our housing.
We will work in a commercial way with partners in the private, public and not for profit sectors to add value; and our underlying aim will be to provide the housing and encouragement needed for individuals to develop skills and independence and achieve their individual aspiration.
Communications are maintained in the most excellent manner; the services provided are one of the best.
Elim Resident, North Somerset