The Northern Ireland Housing Executive was set up by the Housing Executive Act (Northern Ireland) 1971. Assuming the housing responsibilities of some 65 separate authorities, it became Northern Ireland’s Regional Housing Authority, making the Housing Executive a unique body in UK Public Administration. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s primary responsibilities are to:
· Regularly examine housing conditions and housing requirements;
· Draw up wide ranging programmes to meet these needs;
· Effect the improvement of the condition of existing housing stock;
· Establish housing information and advisory services;
· Manage its housing stock in Northern Ireland;
· Manage the Housing Benefit Programme;
· Act as the Home Energy Conservation Authority for Northern Ireland;
· Administer the Supporting People programme;
· Manage the Social Housing Development Programme.
The Housing Executive employs approximately 3,000 staff and manages almost 90,000 homes. Our headquarters in Belfast co-ordinates our strategic role and the main customer services are delivered through a network of 3 Regional Offices, 13 Area Offices, a network of Local offices throughout the Province and 6 Grant offices.
The Housing Executive’s strategic role includes a significant housing research and intelligence capability, funded by a research budget of more than £1 million and 20 staff. Major research projects undertaken or commissioned on a regular basis include the Northern Ireland House Condition Survey, the Quarterly House Price Index (in partnership with Ulster University), the Biennial Private Rental Index (in partnership with Ulster University and PropertyNews), the annual Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey as well as other policy focussed research. Further information on the Housing Executive’s research programme and the latest research reports may be obtained from our website at http://www.nihe.gov.uk/index/corporate/housing_research.htm
Creating Homes, Strengthening Communities, Services that Matter
The Clanmil Housing Group provides high quality, affordable homes for rent throughout Northern Ireland and helps facilitate home ownership for people who are not in a position to purchase a home outright.
We own and manage 4,000 homes throughout Northern Ireland, providing a range of accommodation for families, older people and for those who need support.
Clanmil is about much more than bricks and mortar. As well as a good home, we want our tenants to get the most from life and to reach their full potential. We support and empower them through tenant focused programmes designed to provide access to employment and opportunity.
Connswater Homes was formed forty years ago to regenerate areas in East Belfast. The Association has continued to expand providing great homes throughout the city and beyond.
Our dedicated and professional staff have many years of experience and knowledge of the housing sector and strive to provide excellent customer service and thriving communities where people are proud to live.
Our focus is diversifying as we work towards increasing our social impact, this is likely to involve social enterprises, partnership working, and a range of tenures bringing added value to our core business of good quality, well managed affordable homes.
Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years to become an award-winning academic publisher that produces approximately 75 books a year and 26 journals, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture.
First Housing Aid and Support Services is a voluntary sector non-profit making organisation in operation since 1989 which provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions to people who find themselves in housing difficulties.
First Housing is committed to providing and developing services that offer a meaningful response to the needs of all homeless people. It is our commitment to ensure that a decent home is within the reach of every family and single person. First Housing continues to play a key role in the much-needed provision of support and accommodation to people in severe housing difficulty throughout Northern Ireland.
First Housing believes that everyone has a fundamental right to a home that is safe, secure and affordable. First Housing responds to the needs of homeless people through initiatives focused towards providing quality accommodation and support. These services are based on preventing individuals and families from becoming homeless in the first place, and the provision of accommodation and support to help ensure individuals achieve the skills they need for them to live independently in the community.
Supporting the housing sector in Northern Ireland
As one of the most active lenders to the social housing market in Northern Ireland, we understand the sector’s opportunities, challenges and methods of working.
Campbell Tickell is a multi-disciplinary management consultancy working across the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are recognised as a thought leader in governance and have worked with a wide range of non-profit and public sector clients, including regulators, trade and membership bodies, local government, charities, social enterprises, and commercial businesses. We have authored codes of governance, guidance, handbooks, and reviews of problem cases.
More widely, our services extend across: corporate strategy; financial and business planning; risk and business assurance; performance management and efficiency; procurement; asset management; mergers and growth; housing development and regeneration; customer services; communications and public relations; human resources and recruitment; research and analysis. We have particular experience in the housing and regeneration, social care, sports and leisure, charity and social enterprise sectors.
Fold provides quality and affordable social housing in over 563 towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland. We provide sheltered housing for the over 55’s and general needs housing for families and single people. We also offer a range of specialist care facilities for the Frail Elderly, people with Dementia and Learning Disabilities.
For those who wish to remain in their home, Fold’s home adaptation service enables you adapt your home to meet your changing needs, whilst our TeleCare service provides peace of mind and reassurance through our personal alarm services to over 25,000 households.
The Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association Limited, better known as Co-Ownership Housing, is Northern Ireland’s regional body for shared ownership and the organisation that runs the Co-Ownership equity sharing scheme, providing opportunities for people to get onto the housing ladder. Co-Ownership has been running very successfully since 1978 and so far has helped 26,000 households to purchase the homes of their choice. Over 8,000 homes across Northern Ireland are currently Co-Ownership homes.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland is a not for profit company which safeguards tenants’ deposit money when renting a property. It also provides a free and impartial dispute resolution mechanism as an alternative to going to court, should the landlord and tenant disagree how the deposit is to be returned. Based in Belfast, the company (in partnership with the Ulster University), was last year commissioned to carry out a wide ranging survey on tenants’ experience of the private rented sector.
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The Housing Agency was set up in May 2010 to work with and support
in the delivery of housing and housing services.
TÚATH HOUSING PROVIDES IN EXCESS OF 2,500 SOCIAL HOMES TO PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO SECURE THEIR OWN HOMES. TÚATH WORKS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR TENANTS VIA THE PROVISION OF HIGH QUALITY HOMES AND SERVICES.
Túath is one of the fastest growing Housing Associations in Ireland and allocated 336 new social homes in 2015. Túath is a not-for-profit organization and a State approved voluntary housing association.
In old Irish Túath means people, tribe or clan. In modern terms its meaning is community which is central to the core values of Túath Housing. Túath works for people and places, not profit. Túath Housing are about more than just bricks and mortar, Túath are about sustainable communities and popular neighbourhoods where people want to live and settle in. Túath are about, changing housing for the better.
Choice are at the forefront in the provision of social housing and our focus is on delivering more great homes, enhanced services and stronger inclusive communities.
We are a housing association that delivers much more than housing. We are in the business of transforming lives and building communities. It is in our DNA and what motivates us to enhance the range of services available to our customers.
At Choice, we take pride in changing what you, our customers, can expect from a modern housing association. We value our customers as partners in our journey. Personal, friendly and trusted relationships are at the heart of our promise to deliver exceptional services that can anticipate and meet current and future needs.