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Social Housing Reform Programme

This is Northern Ireland’s first major review of social housing. We want to make sure the existing delivery structures, including the Housing Executive, housing associations and the Department for Social Development, are as effective as they can be. By introducing new policies we also hope to improve how these organisations operate.

What we want to do

Programme Vision

We want to create "Housing structures that support the provision of social and affordable homes, in successful communities where people are proud to live”

Programme Aims

We want to create a social housing sector that:
  • is tenant focused
  • provides quality homes
  • is sustainable
  • increases investment in social housing
  • is fit for the future
  • allows landlords to be creative and play a positive role in the services they provide

What are the steps to reform?

We are looking at how:
By producing:
we can engage, involve and empower tenants a tenant participation strategy
to regulate the work of social housing providers a new regulatory framework
to make sure rents are fair, transparent,affordable and consistent a social housing rent policy
social housing providers can engage effectively with local councils principles for local government engagement
to provide the best possible homes and services for tenants into the long term options for the future delivery of social housing


Contact  Details

For further information on the programme contact