Category Archives: Housing

The forgotten social housing sector

Professor of Housing at Ulster University Paddy Gray addresses the Northern Ireland Housing Conference about the low income households in the private rented sector.   Paddy Gray recalls growing up in a...

Choice: Investing in communities

Michael McDonnell Choice Group Chief Executive of Choice Housing looks at the supply of social and affordable housing in Northern Ireland and the opportunity for housing associations to continue to invest in...

Clanmill: Making it different

The Equality Commission’s housing report shows housing inequality still exists in Northern Ireland.   The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland recently published a draft statement on Key Inequalities in Housing and Communities,...

Developer contributions scheme rejected

A report commissioned by the Department for Social Development and the Department of the Environment finds the proposed scheme to compel private developers to contribute towards the building of social houses unviable...

Championing supported living

Apex champions supported living through new build and the re-modelling of existing schemes.   Over the last 20 years the realisation that many vulnerable adults, both want, and are capable of living...

Responding to change

Ark Housing’s Chief Executive Tony Ruddy, reflects on the dynamics of change which has encircled the housing association sector in recent times.   Having a period of stability and routine during which...

Housing priorities

An overview of the main political parties housing priorities as set out in their election manifestos. Aiming to make more affordable and social housing available, the DUP intends to build a further...

Ending homelessness in Northern Ireland

Simon Community NI is calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to prioritise ending homelessness in the next Programme for Government.   Homelessness is a major problem in Northern Ireland but, sadly,­ the...