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Setting up a Residents' Association

A Community or Residents' Association has to fulfill certain conditions to ensure it's democratic and representative of the community, including:

  • holding an inaugural public meeting inviting all residents
  • writing and adopting a community group constitution
  • adopting our equal opportunities policy
  • holding an annual general meeting inviting all members
  • electing a committee
  • having council tenants who live in the area

We encourage Community and Residents' Associations to adopt a committee structure where members are nominated for key posts such as:

  • chair
  • secretary
  • treasurer

A number of 'ordinary members' can also be elected, depending on the constitution.

Support for Resident and Community Associations

If you're interested in setting up a new Community or Residents' Association in your area:

We can also help you:

  • find training to address issues affecting local residents
  • apply for a support grant to help with costs such as meeting room hire, newsletters and stationery

Also see

Housing Equalities and Engagement Facilitator

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552097