• Apply for a home

    An introduction to applying for a home.

  • How to apply for a home

    Gives details of how to apply for social rented housing in Northern Ireland through the Housing Executive and housing associations.

  • Areas of choice

    Choosing where you want to live

  • How we assess your application

    Our assessment procedure for housing applications.

  • The points system

    Details of how housing points are awarded.

  • Choice Based Lettings

    Properties available now through Choice Based Lettings

  • The Housing Selection Scheme

    How the Housing Selection Scheme works.

  • Transfers and exchanges

    Most Housing Executive or housing association tenants can request to transfer or exchange their property for alternative social housing.

  • Allocations

    How we allocate our homes to people

  • Eligibility

    If you’ve been a tenant of the Housing Executive, or one of the other eligible social landlords, for five years you can apply to buy your home.

  • Complex needs

    Do you need extra care or support?

  • Advice for young people

    We know that it can be difficult to get your first place to live.

  • How we assess the property price

    We will work out the price we pay for your property based on a number of different factors. Find out how we decide how much we will pay.

  • Applying from outside Northern Ireland

    How to apply for social rented housing in Northern Ireland if you live outside Northern Ireland.

  • Buying with the Equity Sharing Scheme

    Read this step-by-step guide to buying your Housing Executive home with the Equity Sharing Scheme.

  • Advice for people from abroad

    Working out whether you are eligible for social housing can be complicated.

  • Buying your Housing Executive home

    Information about buying your Housing Executive home.

  • Selling and renting back

    Owner-occupiers have been approached by companies offering to buy their homes, and then rent them back to them as tenants. It's important you carefully consider all the available information.

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