Mark Hastie, Manager of Persevere Developments Ltd (PDL), joins host Gillian Semmler for episode 45 of Lets Talk to talk about the group’s (who are a subsidiary of Port of Leith Housing Association) mid-market rental (MRM) homes in Edinburgh.

With over 360 MMR homes spread across 13 locations in Edinburgh, and another 188 MMR homes in the pipeline, Mark talks about the developments in detail including their vision which focuses on ‘community’ and the strategic goals they have in place to support this.

“Housing is a right not a privilege”

Mark explains how their housing options ensure people have access to affordable and comfortable places that they can call home and why he supports the phrase that ‘housing is a right not a privilege’.

Gillian and Mark also talk about the history of the organisation, why it was set up, PDL’s operating model, as well as topical matters such as how they work towards improving their carbon footprint.

Marks also shares his love of travelling, theatre and cooking and chats about why he wants to return to India, his passion for Indian and Pakistan cuisine and which musicals he has lined up to see.

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