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The unmet need prospectus

Updated: 21 Dec 2014
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The prospectus shows the areas where we would welcome proposals for more housing
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The unmet social housing need prospectus is prepared and managed by our Corporate Planning Section and approved by the Minister for Social Development.  The prospectus is updated to reflect current unmet social housing need.
It forms an integral part of the Social Housing Development Programme (SHDP), listing areas throughout Northern Ireland where there is a current shortage of acquired development sites where the Housing Executive would welcome suitable scheme proposals. A client brief is available for all unmet social housing need identified within the prospectus.
The prospectus identifies areas of unmet social housing need by highlighting the SHDP shortfall for each district in relation to the strategic guidelines.  The strategic guidelines are developed in accordance with housing need assessments and are implemented to equitably distribute the new build social housing programme across all districts of Northern Ireland with identified housing need.
The prospectus provides essential information to housing associations and developers in relation to locations of unmet social housing need, supported housing schemes, travellers and strategic land throughout Northern Ireland.  
We are currently in the process of updating the Unmet Need search facility and uploading the client briefs. You can find a list of areas of unmet social housing need in the Unmet Social Housing Need Prospectus document. If you require a client brief for a specific area please contact Corporate Planning at .

Corporate Planning Section

Assistant Director: Esther Christie
Strategic Development Manager: Norman Hagan
Strategic Development Assistant Manager: Michael Burke
Strategic Development Officer: David Mayne

Contact details

Corporate Planning Section
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
5th Floor, Housing Centre
2 Adelaide Street
Tel: 028 9031 8566
Fax: 028 9031 8775