Category Archives: Housing

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...

Building for the future

The remit of Fold Housing Association goes well beyond house provision and into regeneration and community care. Fold Housing Association is building much-needed homes for today and the capacity to support thriving...

Fuel poverty in Northern Ireland

As the Department for Social Development prepares to introduce a new ‘achieving affordable warmth scheme’ agendaNi analyses fuel poverty in Northern Ireland. Under the current Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Strategy published in...

A stitch in time for Clanmil resident

One lady with a lifelong passion for fashion is 90-year-old Sadie Marshall. Sadie, who lives at Clanmil Housing’s Cedar Court independent living scheme in Whiteabbey, worked in the textile industry for most...

Housing zones

Home Group Chief Executive Mark Henderson talks to Peter Cheney about how enterprise zones could be used to stimulate house building. Enterprise zones can accelerate house building, one of the UK’s most...

Merger meets more housing need

The OakleeTrinity merger combines financial strength to build more new homes and meet housing need. Oaklee Homes Group and Trinity Housing have merged, creating the largest housing association in Northern Ireland with...

Building Northern Ireland’s future

Cameron Watt, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA), sets out how working together we can ensure everyone has access to a decent and affordable home. 22,000 households...

Building homes and developing communities

Registration with the Charity Commission affirms the quality of Ulidia Housing Association’s work, including its focus on good cross-community relations. Ulidia Housing Association has achieved another “first” in Northern Ireland by becoming...