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The Northern Ireland COntinuous REcording of new lettings records and analyses the socio-economic characteristics of new housing association tenants in relation to property size and rent level of their new homes.
New tenants are asked to provide information on the composition and socio-economic circumstances of their households whilst the housing associations add data on the property to be rented and the reason for housing the new tenant. This information remains totally confidential and is entirely used for research purposes.
NIFHA is responsible for co-ordinating this survey, inputting the data onto a computerised data-base and providing periodic reports to all housing associations.
There are two NICORE databases:
new lettings in both general needs and sheltered accommodation.
housing which provides a level of intensive housing management, care and support above that which is usually available to general needs tenants.
The NICORE time-series data is an important tool, highlighting trends in the socio-economic characteristics of new tenants, property sizes and rent levels. The main aims of NICORE are:
- To enable housing associations to systematically record key information about the people they house
- To ensure housing associations remain accountable
- To make strategic use of the results obtained through NICORE for NIFHA, Housing Associations, other voluntary housing agencies and DSD thus strengthening the role of housing associations in providing affordable homes for those in need
NIFHA Members can log on to the publications section in the members' only website to obtain copies of the latest NICORE Return logs