SDR as a ‘Housing Association’ - what does it mean?
SDR is one of more than 2000 housing associations of different types in England, 98 of which are in the South West Region.
As with the public sector, these not-for-profit organisations have social objectives at the heart of their work, while like the private sector at its best they are entrepreneurial and flexible.
Whether they be in the core business of providing affordable rented or shared ownership homes, or one of the many forms of housing related support services, all share a system of values about service to tenants and other “customers”, and to the community. In recent years, associations have had to become more commercial in operations to continue to deliver quality affordable housing.
In formal terms, the “South Devon Rural Housing Association Limited” is incorporated under charitable rules and is a registered society under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and The Homes and Communities Agency No. LH0920.
Our Main Offices are at South Devon House, Babbage Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JA. 01803 863 550 opposite Leatside Surgery.