Govan Housing Association's rich history

Govan Housing Association has a rich history of development and innovation. Founded in 1971 under the name Central Govan Housing Association, Govan Housing Association was the first community-based housing provider, leading the way for social housing provision in Scotland.


The Association was initially set up to carry out tenement rehabilitation of 212 flats in the then Taransay Street Treatment Area.

Since then, the Association has taken on the ownership and management of over 1,600 properties in the local area and delivered a number of award-winning new build developments to assist with the continual development and regeneration of this proud and historic area.

Govan Housing Association is the parent company of the Govan Housing Association Group. In May 2017, we launched our Govan Home Team subsidiary and our group structure. The Govan Home Team has been registered as a Community Interest Company, meaning that profits will go directly into the communities that we serve. This enables us  to invest locally in order to allow people and communities to thrive and develop in an environment where their aspirations are nurtured, they are encouraged to achieve the unexpected and they respect the Govan area as their home.

Building a community together

Communities aren’t built from bricks and mortar; they are made up of all of the people who choose to live and work there. At Govan Housing Association, this includes a dedicated Management Committee and a team of dynamic and passionate staff who are committed to retaining the rich heritage of the area whilst contributing to the building of a sustainable community for the future.

We employ over 40 talented members of staff across the Association. In June 2016 we became the first Housing Association in the United Kingdom to be awarded all three of the top-tier Investors in People awards; Investors in People Platinum, Investors in Young People Gold and the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Accreditation.  

By investing in our people, we’ll make sure that Govan continues to be a place people choose to live and work. 

To find out more about our staff, please visit our staff page.