Tenants' and Residents' Associations (TRAs) provide collective platform to voice local opinion and concerns. Members work together to enhance housing and environmental standards in their neighbourhood by creating a sense of community. This page looks at what tenant's and resident's association can achieve when people work together. For information about funding please click here.
What is a tenant and resident association (TRA)?
A Tenants' and Residents' Association (TRA) is a group of people who live in the same are and work together to represent the views on behalf of the block to make their neighbourhood a better place to live.
Who can set up a residents' association?
TRAs are set up by council tenants however any group of three or more can set up an association. TRAs can be managed by:
- Residents in the same street, close or housing estate.
- Residents who live in shelter
- Residents who have the same landlord. For example are council or housing association tenants
Why set up a TRA
There are number of benefits to setting up resident group. These benefit include:
- Organise social events.
- Represent the views on behalf of the estate to a landlord.
- Campaigning on issues that matters to residents.
- Unionise and work together to bring a change.
- Tackle anti-social behaviour or crime.