Recent announcements:

As Southern Housing is a new housing association (formed following the merger of Optivo and Southern Housing Group), more information for Investors can be found on our legacy Optivo and Southern Housing Group webites.


We’re one of the largest charitable organisations in the UK and recognise the responsibility we have to take the lead on making positive improvements for people and the planet.

We’re an early adopter of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing. We’re now publishing our first report as a combined organisation following our merger in December 2022.

For more information, please read our full ESG Report below.

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Read our first Financial Statements as a combined organisation following our merger is available below.

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Optivo Finance Plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Housing. Read our financial statements for Optivo Finance Plc for the year ended 31 March 2023 below.

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At Southern Housing, we’re dedicated to building lasting communities through the supply of affordable housing.  The provision of homes for the most vulnerable is just one available use of sustainable funding open to us. Our SFF outlines eligible spends.

Our framework allows us to spend Sustainable Bond proceeds against a wide range of important social and
environmental projects. 

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Trading updates:

  • Trading update for November 2023 - read now.
  • Trading update for May 2023 - read now.


Investor presentations

Previous presentations:

Credit ratings


Sustainable Finance Framework

In our first Sustainable Finance Framework, we set out our commitment to environmental responsibility, how our activities have a positive impact on people in our communities, and our robust governance framework.

Proceeds from the framework will fund a range of sustainable and social projects including retrofitting our existing housing stock, delivering new affordable housing and a wide range of community investment initiatives that secure better futures for households living in our homes.

We have established a Sustainable Finance Group to oversee our Sustainable Finance Framework which is responsible for selecting and allocating funds to eligible projects, assessing and reporting social and environmental impacts, and ensuring continued compliance with the framework.

Southern Housing Group (SHG) documents:


Our bonds

Find details of all our bonds, including offering circulars.

Southern Housing Group (SHG) documents:

Optivo documents:

To view information on our Optivo Finance plc Bonds please go to our Optivo Investors website.