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Rural Housing celebrates 500th home

Published on: 21 August, 2019

Men and women standing at front door holding a cutout of a key

Rural Housing Association Chair Neville Armstrong pictured with Stephen Fisher (Rural Housing CEO),
Martina Cranny and Valerie Pinkerton, hand over keys to new tenants Phillip and Alannah.

Rural Housing Association, based in Omagh, is celebrating its 500th home, after successfully purchasing a number of brand-new properties in Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh.

Speaking as the keys were handed over to the new tenants, Stephen Fisher, Rural Housing’s Chief Executive Officer, said

“We are delighted to welcome Alannah and Philip to their new home in Maguiresbridge. As the 500th home built or bought by Rural Housing, this signifies our continued determination to help build and sustain local rural communities throughout Northern Ireland.”

Philip commented

“We are delighted with our new home within the Maguiresbridge community and hope to spend many happy years here with our family.”

Rural Housing remains committed to addressing local housing need in rural communities through the provision of new and modern homes across Northern Ireland. As demand for social housing continues to increase, the role of housing associations in supplying new and affordable homes, for those in housing stress, is ever more important.  As an organisation specialising in the provision of social housing in rural areas, Rural Housing works closely with all local communities in assessing need and delivering appropriate housing solutions.

Rural's new homes in Maguiresbridge

With development plans progressing in Sion Mills (14 new homes), Rathlin Island (10 new homes), Foreglen (3 new homes), Parkgate (14 new homes), Randalstown (9 new homes), Doagh (6 new homes) and Ballyholland (14 new homes); Rural Housing continues to expand their housing stock in rural communities across the province, providing much needed modern homes for those in housing need. The Northern Ireland Executive sets annual targets for new build social housing in rural areas, and housing associations like Rural Housing play a crucial role in helping the Executive meet this target.

If you as an individual or community organisation are interested in participating in consultations regarding social housing needs in your area, or are aware of potential development opportunities in your locality, please email rmontgomery@ruralhousing.co.uk

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