Who we are
South Lakes Housing (SLH) is an independent, not for profit charitable Registered Provider of social housing which South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) helped set up.
SLH took over the ownership of 3,155 former council homes in March 2012 after tenants voted overwhelmingly for the change. SLH has managed council housing within the district since 2004.
The company is run by a voluntary Board of Management made up of 4 tenants, 4 council nominees and 4 independent people. All tenants are able to become members and take an active role in the running of the organisation.
We are the main providers of affordable rented housing in South Lakeland, Cumbria covering 600 square miles and including the towns of Kendal, Windermere, Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston as well as parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
SLH keeps a housing register on behalf of SLDC and any person wanting affordable rented housing within the district can apply to go on the register.