Category Archives: Housing

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...

More than just a landlord

Thames Valley Housing’s Residents’ Training and Employment Manager, Emildah Chabata explains the benefits of the housing association’s approach to tenant employment and training.   With responsibility for 15,000 properties across a number...

Assessing the impact of welfare reform

A recent report by Sheffield Hallam University finds changes to Great Britain’s welfare system have had a negative effect on incomes.   A recent report by Sheffield Hallam University has found that...

Northern Ireland housing policy: the backdrop

agendaNi examines the current approach to housing policy in Northern Ireland, including a merging of housing and regeneration policies and an increased emphasis on energy efficiency. The Department for Social Development has,...

Funding housing from Europe

THFC’s Piers Williamson wants housing associations to fully explore the opportunities for EU funding. Peter Cheney reports. As Chief Executive of The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC), Piers Williamson is keen to encourage...

Funding housing from Europe

THFC’s Piers Williamson wants housing associations to fully explore the opportunities for EU funding. Peter Cheney reports. As Chief Executive of The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC), Piers Williamson is keen to encourage...