Category Archives: Housing

Who’s who in housing

Profiles of some leading individuals in the housing sector. Nelson McCausland, Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland is Minister for Social Development and has been a DUP MLA for North Belfast since...

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...