Category Archives: Housing

A journey to excellence

The Housing Executive is moving on from a testing time and refocusing on how to serve its customers. Chief Executive Mags Lightbody discusses its reform journey with Owen McQuade. One year on...

Reforming social housing

The reform programme has set out a new regulatory framework for social housing providers and gathered the views of tenants. Social housing currently comprises 15.6 per cent of all homes in Northern...

Investing in communities

A significant merger in 2011 opened up the opportunity for a new housing association to invest £50 million in communities across England. Phil Miles, Director of Regeneration and Communities with Affinity Sutton,...

Service and savings: the ALMO model

Eamon McGoldrick and Tracey Lees discuss the benefits of arm’s length management organisations in housing with Peter Cheney. Arm’s length management organisations (ALMOs) were introduced in England’s housing sector in 2002 alongside...

The review revisited

As debate on the future of housing delivery continues, agendaNi revisits the independent review of the Housing Executive and its findings. The fundamental review of the Housing Executive, commissioned by then Social...

Homelessness in Northern Ireland

Jim Dennison, Chief Executive of Simon Community Northern Ireland, poses the question “Is homelessness too difficult a problem to solve?” Simon Community is a leading charity in Northern Ireland committed to creating...

Slow progress against segregation

Segregation has slightly decreased but a strategic review of the problem has been held up. The Community Relations Council’s Peace Monitoring Report indicates that Protestants and Catholics are more willing to live...