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Allocations Research

Research to inform a fundamental review of social housing allocations policy

In 2012, the Minister for Social Development announced a fundamental review of social housing allocations in Northern Ireland, delivering on a commitment set out in his Housing Strategy and Facing the Future Action Plan.
Independent research was commissioned and three reports, prepared by the Universities of Ulster and Cambridge, have been published, providing the academics’ views on the future of social housing allocations -

Your views

A range of stakeholders were consulted to produce the reports, and public views were sought at the three events earlier this year.
There were public events to discuss the reports in:
  • Belfast - 21 January 2014,
  • Londonderry - 22 January 2014 and
  • Craigavon - 31 January 2014.
Written responses were also accepted until Tuesday 4 March 2014.
The Department will consider all feedback received and develop its proposals, which will in turn be subject to full public consultation.