Category Archives: Housing

Jamie Delargy, Conference Chair; Jennie Donald, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations; Gerry Flynn, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Christina Beatty, Sheffield Hallam University.

Northern Ireland Housing Conference 2017

The annual Northern Ireland Housing Conference took place recently at Titanic Belfast.  Speakers included local senior representatives from Department for Communities, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations, as...

The housing landscape

Fiona McQuade outlines the current situation of housing in Northern Ireland.  Prices The property price in Northern Ireland increased by 7 per cent between 2014 and 2015 to reach £118,014, according to...

Fifth homeless death in Belfast

The Belfast homeless community has suffered five deaths in the space of seven weeks.   The homeless community in Belfast is in shock after the death of five homeless people in less...

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...