Category Archives: Housing

Welfare reform update

In advance of the introduction of the Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill, agendaNi examines the potential changes. The stated aim of the Welfare Reform Act, which received royal assent in the rest...

Breaking the mould, meeting the need

A social enterprise supporting 30,000 homes across the community Fold Housing Association launched its latest five-Year Corporate Plan earlier this year.  For over 35 years the association has been delivering housing, care...

Northern Ireland’s homelessness strategy

The Homelessness Strategy has four strategic objectives which the Department for Social Development, the Housing Executive, other relevant housing providers and the community and voluntary sector must implement by 2017. These are:...

Poverty levels in Northern Ireland

A new poverty bulletin shows that one-fifth of people are living in relative poverty and reports decreases in some forms of the problem. The Department for Social Development has produced its first...

Calls to tackle segregation

MLAs have voted against a review of segregation and a duty to share, leading to doubts over the new housing strategy’s ambitions. Housing organisations and political parties are waiting to see what...

On the move in Belfast

With its housing stock rapidly increasing, Apex Housing Association is relocating its Belfast office to a city centre location to accommodate its growing workforce serving both the Greater Belfast area and the...

Focus on welfare reform agenda

Simon Community Northern Ireland is a charity that supports people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  The organisation is committed to its vision of ‘ending homelessness’. Simon Community NI...