Formed in 1965, Marashen Crescent Housing Committee was created to administer public sector housing designed specifically for older residents, and merged with Castletown & Malew Elderly Persons Board in 2020 to become the Southern Sheltered Joint Housing Board.
There are five Committee members. Each is selected to represent their respective local authorities in the catchment areas of Port St Mary, Port Erin, Castletown, Malew and Rushen & Arbory. The Committee meets once a month, usually on the last Monday of the month.
Administration is provided by Port St Mary Commissioners office, the Clerk of which is also the Clerk for the Southern Sheltered Joint Housing Board.