Maryhill Housing was created in 1977 in a tenement in the East Park area of Maryhill. The aim was to refurbish the impressive tenement stock of housing in that area and to ensure that they weren’t demolished. The rich red sandstone buildings required improvements so we set to work with just a handful of staff.
In the last 40+ years, Maryhill Housing has grown into a leading housing provider in north west Glasgow.
Throughout it all we have never lost sight of the fact that we are a community-controlled organisation with a Board (formerly known as a Management Committee). The people who make up this Board do so voluntarily and are unpaid. They do it because they believe in the long-admired concept of housing associations and what they can achieve in communities. Without them there would be no us.
In 1994 we carried out what’s known as a stock transfer of homes in the Parkhill area of Ruchill. The transfer of 367 properties from the then Glasgow District Council was a huge success and we believe the reason for this was because local residents were firmly at the heart of the decision-making process. We then began building new housing and we look back on this milestone with a great deal of satisfaction.
In 2011, existing Glasgow Housing Association residents living in Maryhill and Ruchill were asked to choose whether they wanted to transfer ownership of their homes to us. They did so overwhelmingly and Maryhill Housing became a much bigger organisation; adding multi-storey properties to our stock for the first time.
Maryhill Housing will continue to be an anchor in our communities - always here, always helping and always doing our best for Maryhill and Ruchill.