The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council have committed to partnership with other agencies to achieve improvements in the quality and choice of housing options across all tenures and in employment and training opportunities, levels of wealth and the creation of safe communities for the benefit of Castlemilk. Scottish Housing Regulator, (and its predecessor, Communities Scotland), has been involved in the promotion and funding of housing regeneration activity in Castlemilk since 1985, when the first resident-controlled Housing Co-operatives (including Cassiltoun) were established as part of a pilot ‘community ownership’ programme supported by the Scottish Government (then Scottish Office). Castlemilk East Housing Co-op was registered with the Housing Corporation in Scotland in 1985 as one of six community ownership organisations whose activities were based in Glasgow’s outer estates.
Over the years, through a combination of Housing Association Grant, borrowing and our own resources, we have invested over £50 million (Capital Projects) into our community, building and modernising over 1,200 homes and business premises for our tenants, owner-occupier and business partners.
We have successfully introduced mix tenure initiatives into our housing development work which has contributed to changing the tenure mix within our area from 100% rented to about 70% rented and 30% owner occupied.