Stockland Green is a north Birmingham neighbourhood close to Castle Vale. It has a mixture of house types, most of them traditionally in owner-occupation. Some years ago, the area began to experience a rise in poor quality and badly managed private renting, with some larger houses being divided for letting as housing in multiple occupation (HMOs).
In 2012, Stockland Green Opportunities Housing & Training (SGOHT) was formed in response to these trends and the damaging impact that they were having on the wider neighbourhood. With the strong support of local Ward Members, CVCHA (now the Pioneer Group) was enlisted to help.