Welcome to the South Devon Rural Housing Association Website

SDR is a small but perfectly-formed rural Housing Association & provider of Care Services in the South West. We believe everyone should be able to live in an affordable home that meets their individual needs, giving their lives stability and helping communities to flourish. We work with partners to find innovative solutions to housing issues. 

Latest News

Spring issue of your newsletter is out now

The Spring issue of your regular newsletter has been published and paper copies have been mailed to all our customers. You can also read or download a copy HERE

This newsletter will inform you about all the latest developments up to the completion of our merger with Places for People Group on 20 March. This includes around four pages of answers to the questions that some of you asked during our seven-week consultation exercise earlier this year. These are also available online.

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Notice Board & Useful Information

Our offices will be closed over Easter weekend.

SDR’s office in Totnes will close at 16.45 pm on Thursday 28 March and will reopen at 08.45 am on Tuesday 2 April.

During this time, only calls for essential emergency repairs will be answered. Please call 01803 863550 to be connected to the Emergency Repairs Service.

Calls will be automatically diverted to a national call centre where you can report an emergency repair issue.

We would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Easter holiday.


 SDR completed its merger with the Places for People Group * on 20 March, 2024, after receiving regulator approval. 

The merger, which will open up opportunities for greater investment in affordable homes in South Devon, was initially given approval by SDR shareholders in early February. There followed a slight delay whilst compliance was confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
With that approval confirmed, SDR is now officially a subsidiary of Places for People and both partners can start working towards full integration later this year.