About Us

Exterial Langstane Building Aberdeen Office

Our aim is to provide quality housing which promotes social inclusion and generates sustainable communities.

Langstane Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord and a charity. We were founded in 1977 to provide homes and services for single people who had limited opportunities to secure affordable rented homes in the private sector.

Over 40 years later we are meeting that need and more. Our stock is growing and changing to provide good quality family homes at reasonable cost.

We manage over 2,886 properties throughout Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Our Head Office is at 680 King Street, Aberdeen. Our Elgin office is at 7 North Guildry Street, Elgin. The Elgin Team delivers our services to tenants and applicants in Moray and North Aberdeenshire.

1977

Our founding mission in 1977 was specifically to provide homes for single homeless people as there was nothing in place at that time to assist single people into social housing. It is as relevant today as it was over forty years ago.

We were founded!

  • Langstane Housing Association, a registered Scottish charity was founded;
  • Only 2 staff members;
  • 250 properties.

1981

Women's refuge

We built the first purpose-built women's refuge in Aberdeen City.

1983

In 1983 we were the fastest growing housing association in Scotland.

Chief Executive

We appointed the first Chief Executive, Michael Fitzpatrick

1984

New scheme in Aberdeenshire

The first new scheme in Aberdeenshire was Polinar Place in Inverurie. Followed by Langstane Place in Elgin, and Langstane Lane in Keith.

1997

Award winners

Completion of our award winning development at Kittybrewster Square.

1998

Langstane is growing

  • Our second Chief Executive, Alan Grant, started.
  • Our Elgin area office opened

1999

Welcome on board

The staff team grew to 49

2005

Award winners

Excellence in Wider Action in Housing Award for 43 Union Street (from the Tayside, Grampian and Fife Forum of Housing Associations)

2007

We built our office in the car park of our existing office, wishing to stay based in Seaton and maintain our links with this area of the city.

Office move

Moved to our new office building in King Street, Aberdeen.

2010

Shared equity

We built our first shared equity units in Portlethen

2014

Mid-market properties

We developed our first mid-market properties and set up Stockethill homes

2015

Chief Executive

Our new and latest Chief Executive, Helen Gauld, started

2016

Our tenant Ronnie Boyle, was runner up individual Tenant Champion of the Year

TPAS Award

TPAS Award - Tenant Participation Champions

2017

We're on a roll

  • Launch of our new Customer Charter
  • We now have 78 staff members
  • 2814 properties

2017

We're 40!

The Association celebrates its 40th year in October 2017.

2018

The Caley Building project reached the finals in the ‘Best Regeneration Project’ category of the Herald Property Awards.

Caley Fisheries

Housing minister Kevin Stewart opened our new Caley Fisheries development at Harbour Street in Peterhead.

2019

The friendly bench project is an initiative supported by ACVO in partnership with Aberdeen City Council which invites third sector organisations to claim and design a bench in the city to raise awareness of the support and services that they provide.

The friendly bench project

As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) the students from St Machar Academy designed their project especially for Langstane Housing Association. You can find the bench in Seaton park!

2020

Langstane Housing Support Service

2020 saw the creation of the Langstane Housing Support Service

2020

Living Wage

Langstane Housing Association becomes accredited Living Wage employer

2021

New housing application system

In April 2021 our new online portal allowed users to apply for rental properties directly from the Association Aberdeenshire.

2022

New website launch

We've launched our new website