Category Archives: Housing

Leading the way in regeneration

Communities in inner city Belfast are becoming safer places to live with higher quality homes thanks to Fold Housing Association’s investment. Fold Housing Association has made significant steps forward in the regeneration...

Promoting financial inclusion for tenants

Almost half of social tenants worry about their finances. Clanmil’s Money Advice service is helping people to take control of their personal budget. Consumer Council research in November 2014 shows that social...

Forging ahead with new homes

With growing numbers of people in need of housing, the Clanmil Housing Group has embarked on an ambitious development programme to deliver a further 2,000 much needed homes across Northern Ireland. In...

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...