We are a Registered Social Landlord providing thousands of affordable homes in and around Leith. We have award winning developments stretching from Granton to Portobello.
Since 1975 we have provided affordable housing in Leith and north Edinburgh. We have now invested over £210m in the area and over 4,000 people currently call one of our 3,000 properties ‘home’. In addition to building new homes, we are committed to long-term investment in the local community and are engaged in a variety of initiatives.
Meet the Harbour Homes leadership team.
Heather, Chief Executive of Harbour, has an MBA with a specialism in strategic planning and has experience across not-for-profit, charitable and commercial organisations. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Chartered Management Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
We're Leith's biggest social landlord and are driven to support our tenants in their communities.
Gordon has over 35 years experience in housing and postgraduate Diplomas in Housing Studies and Urban Property Appraisal. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Housing. When he’s not working in the built-up environment, Gordon is off cycling in the countryside.
I'm proud of the thousands of affordable homes we've helped provide in Leith and north Edinburgh.
Ngeme, originally from Zimbabwe, has over 30 years’ experience in commercial, charitable and not-for-profit organisations in various countries. Ngeme is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. Outside of the office, Ngeme can is a keen runner and enjoys entering races with his family.
I'm passionate about helping our local communities thrive. We are more than a housing association.
The Harbour Homes Board is the Parent Board for Harbour. Our other Boards include those of our subsidiaries: Harbour Lettings, Harbour Connections and Harbour Multi-Trades.
Take a look at the staff structure for Harbour Homes together with Harbour Lettings and Harbour Connections.
We work with partner organisations to improve services and access to our services.
We lease a number of properties (some of them purpose-built) to Leonard Cheshire Disability; Carr Gomm; Visualise; the City of Edinburgh Council; Bethany Christian Trust; Barnardo’s 16+ and the Dean & Cauvin Trust; Freespace and the Richmond Fellowship for the direct provision of support to people with various support needs.
We also lease buildings to the Ripple Project (the “Hub”); The Junction, Dr Bell’s Family Centre and Pilmeny Development Project for use as community facilities.
We have arrangements with other organisations such as the Action Group, CEC’s Health & Social Care team; Health in Mind and SAMH to facilitate access to housing for people with support needs.
Harbour Homes is also a member of the Alliance of Registered Co-operatives and Housing Associations Independent in Edinburgh (ARCHIE).
Harbour Homes received income of £24.4m in 2022/23. This is income from providing affordable high-quality homes and services.
Total Expenditure of £21.5m includes housing depreciation of £4.6m; housing management and service fees of £2.9m; property maintenance of £5.3m; interest payable on loans of £2.6m; property development of existing properties of £2.8m; expenses relating to community initiatives of £0.8m and other expenditure of £1.8m.
More information on our income and expenditure is available in our Annual Report.