Meet the team at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association!

June 2019

Joanna Chambers - Head of Home & Growth

Joanna has over twenty years’ experience working in development within the housing sector. Prior to joining LYHA she worked for several other housing associations, both in London and Yorkshire, including ten years at the Together Housing Group. She joined the team here in 2013 and has led our ambitious growth programme which has created over 300 affordable, new homes across the region.

Elaine Hindes - Sales and Project Officer

Elaine has a background in estate agency, sales and financial services and has been in these area of work for over 20 years. She joined the team in 2018 and is enjoying working at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association dealing with shared ownership sales and projects and helping to move people into affordable housing across Yorkshire.

New developments

Low Moor Meadows, Morley

A fantastic development of 2 and 2/3 bedroomed properties in a great area with excellent links to the motorways and to Leeds. These properties will be available to move into around September 2019 with others available later in the year and into next year but they are available to reserve now so to avoid disappointment book your plot now. Please contact 0113 220 8101 or email for further details.

Catherines Walk, Athersley South, Barnsley

Coming next year!! Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association are pleased to be able to offer shared ownership properties in this small development of around 50 properties. There are 2 bed bungalows and 2 bed houses available on the shared ownership scheme with prices from £150,000 to £190,000. For more information please contact the sales team on 0113 220 8101 or email


Property of the week


2 Turing Close, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4GB

Full asking price is £254,000 with a 50% shared ownership of sale price (subject to eligibility)

50% share £127,000 with 50% rental at approx. £290pcm plus service charge of approx. £15

We are delighted to offer for re-sale a 50% share of this superb family home situated in a cul-de-sac location. A 3 bedroom end terraced property located in the popular Horsforth Vale development. The property comprises of living room with French doors to the rear garden, modern fitted kitchen / dining room, 3 bedrooms and house bathroom. There is also parking available with this property for two cars. Contact for further information or contact us on 0113 220 8101.

Customer success stories


"I moved into a LYHA shared ownership property about 4 months ago and it's been such a positive move. I'd previously owned a property with my husband for over 20 years, but when we split up I struggled to find somewhere that suited my needs. I wanted to live as part of a community, somewhere light and bright, with easy access (as I have a long-term health condition). Then I saw an advert for this shared ownership property and it's perfect for me. It's all on one level, in Horsforth close to where I lived before and I'm near to lots of local amenities, so it ticks all the boxes. I think a lot of people don't know about shared ownership or realise it could be for them, but it’s a great option that could work for so many people."


“I bought a home through the LYHA Shared Ownership programme and one year on I am still really happy with that decision. It has enables me to get back on the property ladder in a house and area that I love, close to where I work and where I have family connections.”
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