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Great Homes, Thriving Communities

Housing associations are the only providers of new social and shared ownership homes in Northern Ireland.

Delivering against ambitious targets, housing associations provided around 6,000 new social homes and 4,000 homes for first-time buyers through Co-Ownership Northern Ireland from 2011-2015. Building new affordable housing to meet housing need and supporting people into homeownership is central to our mission.

Housing associations are committed to providing high-quality, affordable housing in safe and sustainable communities.

As part of NIFHA’s political engagement strategy, we have decided to go on the road to showcase to local elected representatives, the continued great work that our member organisations are carrying out in the heart of our local communities.

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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, addresses the ‘Great Homes, Thriving Communities’ NIFHA Annual Conference 2014

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Apex- Glen Community Complex

Clanmil- Treasure House Project

Co-Ownership- Changing Lives

Helm- Essex Grove

Helm- North Howard Street

Newington- Limestone Road

Triangle- Accommodation in the Community

Ulidia- More Than Housing

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North Belfast

Politicians this week visited Newington Housing Association and the newly formed North Belfast Housing Association to gain insight into the social housing sector in North Belfast.

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Delegates at the local event, aimed at encouraging greater engagement with housing associations, heard how associations are successfully providing homes and services to meet a wide range of local needs in North Belfast.

Staff from two housing associations, Newington and North Belfast, discussed the added value services they offer in addition to their landlord functions and investment in the local community.  Participating in the roadshow event, SDLP MLA Alban Maginness, and Sinn Fein Councilors Gerard McCabe and Mary Ellen Campbell a saw a number of housing schemes including Flax Foyer, Camberwell Court and Limestone Road.

Commenting on the positive engagement Jennie Donald, Deputy CEO at NIFHA said:

“Housing associations in North Belfast are building homes, investing in communities and changing lives. With social purpose, the right people and access to finance, associations have the potential to deliver transformative change, but we need political and community support to make this a reality. The key to real and lasting benefits for our communities is genuine engagement and partnership approaches. Working together we can provide great homes and create thriving communities.

NIFHA is the voice of housing associations in Northern Ireland. We represent the 26 registered housing associations, promoting their work and lobbying for an operating environment that supports them to deliver great homes and thriving communities.”

 

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Note to Editors

  • NIFHA is the industry body responsible for promoting, representing and supporting the vo housing association movement in Northern Ireland
  • Housing associations manage 38,000 homes comprising general needs, specialist and supported accommodation and support 7,000 shared ownership households.

For all media queries or interviews, please contact Stephen McGrath on 028 9034 7310 or mobile 079 8947 5561 or email smcgrath@webershandwick.com

Foyle

Politicians this week visited Apex Housing Association and Habinteg Housing Association to gain insight into the social housing sector in Derry-Londonderry.

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Delegates at the local event, aimed at encouraging greater engagement with housing associations, heard how associations are successfully providing homes and services to meet a wide range of local needs in the city.

Staff, tenants and service users from two housing associations, Apex and Habinteg, discussed the added value services they offer in addition to their landlord functions and investment in the local community. Participating in the road show event, SDLP MP Mark Durkan, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, Mayor Brenda Stevenson, SDLP Councillor Martin Reilly and Sinn Fein Councillors Eric McGinley, Sandra Duffy and Patricia Logue a saw a number of housing schemes including Apex’s Celia’s Walk, Ballymagowan and Rinmore schemes, as well as Habinteg’s Farland Way scheme and community garden.

Commenting on the positive engagement Jennie Donald, Deputy CEO at NIFHA said:

“Housing associations in Derry-Londonderry are building homes, investing in communities and changing lives. With social purpose, the right people and access to finance, associations have the potential to deliver transformative change, but we need political and community support to make this a reality. The key to real and lasting benefits for our communities is genuine engagement and partnership approaches. Working together we can provide great homes and create thriving communities.

NIFHA is the voice of housing associations in Northern Ireland. We represent the 26 registered housing associations, promoting their work and lobbying for an operating environment that supports them to deliver great homes and thriving communities.”

Ends

Note to Editors

  • NIFHA is the industry body responsible for promoting, representing and supporting the voluntary housing association movement in Northern Ireland
  • Housing associations manage 38,000 homes comprising general needs, specialist and supported accommodation and support 7,000 shared ownership households.

For all media queries or interviews, please contact Stephen McGrath on 028 9034 7310 or mobile 079 8947 5561 or email smcgrath@webershandwick.com

Magherafelt

Politicians this week visited Clanmil Housing Association to gain an insight into the social housing sector in Magherafelt

Delegates at the local event, aimed at encouraging greater engagement with housing associations, heard how associations are successfully providing homes and services to meet a wide range of local needs in the city.

MCOOPER01Staff, tenants and service users from Clanmil discussed the added value services they offer in addition to their landlord functions and investment in the local community. The politicians present at the event included:

Francie Molloy MP (Sinn Fein)

Pasty McGlone MLA (SDLP)

Ian Miline MLA (Sinn Fein)

Sandra Overend MLA (UUP)

Councillor George Shiels (UUP)

Councillor Thomas James Crawford (DUP)

Councillor Elizabeth Anne Forde (DUP)

Councillor Brian McGuigan (SF)

MCOOPER12The group received a talk from NIFHA Deputy Chief Executive Jennie Donald on the important services that Housing Associations provide. They were then shown around Brennen Court and Marriot House schemes.

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Commenting on the positive engagement Jennie Donald, Deputy CEO at NIFHA said:

“Housing associations in Northern Ireland are building homes, investing in communities and changing lives. With social purpose, the right people and access to finance, associations have the potential to deliver transformative change, but we need political and community support to make this a reality. The key to real and lasting benefits for our communities is genuine engagement and partnership approaches. Working together we can provide great homes and create thriving communities.

NIFHA is the voice of housing associations in Northern Ireland. We represent the 26 registered housing associations, promoting their work and lobbying for an operating environment that supports them to deliver great homes and thriving communities.”

Ends

Note to Editors

  • NIFHA is the industry body responsible for promoting, representing and supporting the voluntary housing association movement in Northern Ireland
  • Housing associations manage 38,000 homes comprising general needs, specialist and supported accommodation and support 7,000 shared ownership households.
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