Who we are
Vale of Aylesbury Housing is a not-for-profit Registered Social Landlord (RSL). We provide affordable housing for people living in Aylesbury and the surrounding villages of the Vale. Although we often work closely with local authority partners we are not part of ‘the council’ and operate as an independent social housing provider.
A brief history
Vale of Aylesbury Housing was formed in 2006 following the transfer of 7,250 tenants’ and 600 leaseholders’ homes from Aylesbury Vale District Council. The transfer also included 2,400 garages and 40 commercial properties.
Keeping our promises
In 2006 we committed to completing 56 promise outlined in the offer document. This included the significant re-development of some sites such as Vale House and ensuring all our properties were Decent Homes compliant. In 2011 we celebrated our 5th Anniversary with the completion of 55 promises and the 56th, Walton Court Centre regeneration, well underway.
Like most registered social landords Vale of Aylesbury Housing is governed by a Board. Vale of Aylesbury Housing Board members include residents, local councillors and independent members with relevant skills and business experience. This means that have the combined expertise and experience needed to effectively govern and manage a social housing provider.
Board members delegate day-to-day management of to our Chief Executive, Matthew Applegate, and his Executive Management Team.
The Vale of Aylesbury Housing is guided by the National Housing Federation’s code of governance which ensures that we are working towards the highest standards of governance and accountability.
Now and the future
Today we are one of the areas leading local social housing providers. We provide affordable homes for over 15,000 people living and working in the area. With a growing portfolio of properties, an annual turnover of £35 million and over 200 employees we aim to make a significant social and economic contribution to life in the Vale of Aylesbury. In May 2012 we updated our vision to reflect this – homes for living, communities for life.