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Allocations Research

Research to inform a fundamental review of social housing allocations policy

Public views on the allocation of social housing
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.
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: