Our past research indicates that many Travellers want to live in traditional housing. This may be either in existing social housing estates, or in ‘group housing’ schemes which provide for Travellers’ wishes to live together in extended family groups.
As a result we have developed several group housing schemes to provide for this need. These schemes are delivered by housing associations, with the exception of six dwellings in Killyclogher Road, Omagh, which were transferred to the Housing Executive by the former council.
The need for new housing schemes will be identified by the 2019 housing needs assessment for Irish Travellers. Any new group housing schemes required will also be delivered by housing associations.