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Social Housing Allocations Research

The Department, delivering on a commitment set out in the Housing Strategy and Facing the Future Action Plan, commissioned three research reports. The reports, which were prepared by the Universities of Ulster and Cambridge, examined the current allocation system, looked at best practice elsewhere and made recommendations for changes to how social housing is allocated.

Research to inform a fundamental review of social housing allocations policy

The Housing Strategy sets out the vision for housing in Northern Ireland over the next five years. It is a vision focused on ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access good quality housing at a reasonable cost.
Th Facing the Future Action Plan sets out the steps we are taking to deliver our Housing Strategy: ‘Facing the Future’.

Public views on the allocation of social housing in Northern Ireland

The Department sought public views on this research and a summary of these can be found here.
The Department will give further consideration to the recommendations in the independent reports, and the views expressed from respondents.
The original reports can be found below: