Social Housing Reform Programme
The programme was created to develop a social housing sector fit for the future, that is tenant-focused, sustainable and enables investment in our communities.
To create "Housing structures that support the provision of social and affordable homes, in thriving communities where people are proud to live”
- Improve housing structures, making the system financially sustainable for tenants and the NI Executive.
- Ensure delivery of well maintained housing stock and increase investment in social housing more generally.
- Improve the focus on strategy and regional delivery of services.
- Create space and freedom for social landlords to play a more proactive and innovative role in the communities they serve.
The programme is divided into two projects:
To consider reform proposals for the role and scope of:
- the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) landlord functions (the management of NIHE properties)
- NIHE regional functions (including the assessment of housing conditions and need, the allocation of homes and the development and delivery of programmes that respond to that need), and
- Departmental housing functions (including regulation).
To develop reform proposals for social housing rent, tenant participation, local government engagement, and the regulation and inspection of social housing.