More than a landlord
In 2007, thousands of tenants voted to transfer the ownership and management of their homes from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to Trivallis (formerly RCT Homes). They did so with the promise that Trivallis would be more than a landlord.
Trivallis was set up as Wales’s first community mutual housing organisation – a unique model promoted by the Welsh Government to produce community-owned-and-controlled housing.
Under the Rules of the community mutual, tenants take an active role in decision-making. Tenants sit on the Trivallis Board and play a key role in the awarding of multi-million pound contracts.
Tenants are entitled to become members of the organisation, by which they become the legal owners of Trivallis, able to decide on the future of homes, housing services and local neighbourhoods. Membership is also open to tenants’ families and local residents.
Being a community mutual also means that Trivallis is committed to much more than simply allocating housing and collecting rents.
Trivallis promotes community involvement and supports economic regeneration and development of the communities it serves. To this end, Trivallis works with a wide range of other organisations on everything from helping an individual tenant to access modest, but vital, charitable support to generating more than new, local jobs through an innovative multi-million pound procurement process.
Trivallis is working in communities across the borough delivering homes, support, environmental improvements and much more.
We understand that whilst we provide homes, we also know how much our tenants value other things about where they live such as how safe they feel, how attractive the open spaces are and the opportunities for people to access training and employment.
What we do is about more than just bricks and mortar (and kitchen sinks and bathroom suites). And we are proud to be here.