Trivallis was set up as Wales’s first community mutual housing organisation in 2007 when thousands of tenants voted to transfer the ownership and management of their homes from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to Trivallis (formerly RCT Homes) – a unique model promoted by the Welsh Government to produce community-owned-and-controlled housing.
Under the Rules of the Community Mutual, 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.
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 innovative multi-million pound procurement processes.
‘Trivallis have long been committed to supporting local communities, businesses and skills. Becoming a Founder Member of Woodknowledge Wales will allow us to actively support the development of local timber industries and benefit our local communities through the sustainable jobs, skills and homes this will generate.’
Andrew Freegard – Head of Development and New Business