Magna Housing Association Limited was established in 1993 when West Dorset District Council transferred its housing stock to us. We amalgamated Magna Housing Association Limited, Magna West Somerset Housing Association Limited and Magna Housing Group Limited in April 2017 to create Magna Housing.
We are a community based housing association providing over 8,500 homes to let and around 350 shared ownership homes.
We primarily work in Dorset and Somerset where we provide housing related services to people living in our community.
Our head office is in Dorchester, and we have local offices in Williton, Bridport and Sherborne.
Working in partnership with residents is key to our success. If you’re a resident there’s lots of ways you can get involved and help us to improve how we do things.
As an exempt charity, we are a not for profit organisation and are regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency. Magna Housing Limited is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and its Registered Society number is 7520. The registered office is Oak House, Poundbury Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SW.
In July 2015, Magna Housing Association adopted the National Housing Federation’s ‘Code of governance: promoting board excellence for housing associations’ (2015 edition). We have identified improvements we can make to our Board Member recruitment and appraisal processes in order to ensure we are fully compliant with part D of the code (Board skills, renewal and review).
We are compliant with all other aspects of the code and we will assess our compliance with this code annually.