• News

    Read all the latest news from the Housing Executive.

  • Over 100 homes upgraded in Twinbrook

    The Housing Executive is currently implementing a large scale modernisation programme across 104 homes in the Twinbrook area of West Belfast, with a view to making them ‘fit for the future.’

  • Shops to let

    The Housing Executive has tendered for the lease of lock-up shops in Belfast and Portadown.

  • Shantallow homes get new kitchens and bathrooms

    The Housing Executive has installed new kitchens and bathrooms in tenants’ homes in the Amelia Court and McCartney Park areas of Shantallow, Derry-Londonderry.

  • Rosemount Neighbours keep in touch with Thanksgiving event

    Rosemount Resource Centre held their Thanksgiving dinner last week for former and current residents from the Rosemount area.

  • Yaya’s Shack is an Oasis in the Maiden City

    A couple who lost their teenage daughter to cancer have started a social enterprise café in her memory in the Brandywell area of Derry~Londonderry, with funding from the Housing Executive.

  • Our new website

    Our new website, launched in 2019, is packed full of new features. Watch the video to find out more.

  • Streets Ahead magazine competition

    You could win an ipad in our free prize draw!We recently launced a competition in our Streets Ahead magazine offering Housing Executive tenants the chance to win an iPad.

  • Our Belfast Regional Office has moved

    We’ve closed our Great Victoria Street office but don’t worry you can speak to a member of our staff by calling into our office on May Street.

  • Dream homes in Derrytrasna, Aghacommon and Derrymacash

    As part of a housing need test in the rural areas, local primary school children took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ art competition.

  • Mid Ulster community projects showcased

    Community groups across the Mid Ulster area came together to learn and share best practice at our Community Networking Event in the Killymoon Golf Club, Cookstown.

  • Grab a Community Grant!

    Community groups in our South Region can receive funding worth up to a maximum of £5,000 through our Community Grant Scheme.

  • 80 homes get new kitchens and bathrooms in Armagh

    We recently installed new kitchens and bathrooms in almost 80 of our tenants’ homes in Keady, Poyntzpass and Richhill.

  • Social Enterprise NI Awards 2018

    We were proud to take home the Stakeholder of the Year award on Friday night at #SocEntNIAwards18 for our Social Housing Enterprise programme. 

  • West Bann Youth visit Listen Share Change

    Coleraine’s West Bann Youth Group had a blast last week when they went to the Verbal Arts Centre as part of the Listen Share Change programme in Derry~Londonderry.

  • Our new Community Involvement Strategy

    Our Community Involvement Strategy 2018-2023, launched in the Crumlin Road Gaol earlier this week, sets out how community representatives across NI can #GetInvolved in shaping our services.  

  • Celebrating 20 years in the Fountain

    People from the Fountain Street area were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Community Development Association last week, with a photographic timeline display of days gone by.

  • €2m to research energy efficiency

    We’ve been awarded €2m to fund research that will tackle fuel poverty, identify renewable energy solutions and improve energy efficiency in rural homes across Northern Europe.

  • Youth project tackles anti-social behaviour

    A youth project across the Mid & East Antrim borough has been providing young people at risk with a structured programme of activity at key times when anti-social behaviour is more likely to occur, such as evenings and school holidays.

  • Over 760 homes get new double glazing in Strabane

    Tenants in Strabane and Newtownstewart now have more energy efficient homes, following the completion of two investment schemes.

  • Dream homes in Darkley

    As part of a Rural Housing Need test, primary school children in Darkley took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ art competition.

  • Second Homelessness Strategy report launched

    The Housing Executive has released its second annual report on the Homelessness Strategy 2017-22: Ending Homelessness Together.

  • Ballysally, a spirited community

    Going from strength to strength.We were delighted to fund two community projects in a Coleraine estate that has turned its reputation around and changed the perception of onlookers, much to the delight of local residents.

  • Fermanagh & Omagh 2030 Community Plan

    Tell us what matters most to you.

  • Be aware of bogus callers

    In recent days, bogus callers, claiming to be contractors working on behalf of the Housing Executive, have been in operation in the East Belfast area attempting to gain access to properties.

  • Mid and East Antrim Putting People First

    Mid and East Antrim’s community plan ‘Putting People First’ was published on 30 March 2017. The Local Government Act (NI) 2014 requires Community Planning Partnerships to make arrangements to monitor progress against meeting the objectives of community plans and the effectiveness of the actions taken in aiming to achieve those objectives.

  • Multi agency working from the roots up!

    The Housing Executive, in conjunction with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, helped local school children plant some flowery cheer on the Rathbrady Road, Limavady last month.

  • Transfer of HMO responsibilities to Councils

    It is anticipated that on 1 April 2019 the responsibility for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) regulation will transfer from the Housing Executive to local Councils.

  • Community Safety funding creates a positive impact in Ballymacash

    Our funding is helping to reduce anti-social activity in the Ballymacash area of Lisburn.

  • Win an iPad competition. Last chance to enter!

    Win one of 13 iPads in our free prize draw!

  • Easter holiday arrangements

    Our offices will close at 5.00pm on Friday 19 April 2019 and reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 24 April 2019. 

  • May bank holiday opening hours

    Our offices will close at 5.00pm on Friday 3rd May 2019 and reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 7th May 2019. 

  • May bank holiday opening hours

    Our offices will close at 5.00pm on Friday 24th May 2019 and reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 28th May 2019. 

  • Street Soccer NI set for Mexico

    As Street Soccer NI’s team head off to Mexico for this year’s Homeless World Cup, we’re proud to be supporting their participation once again.

  • International Day of Rural Women

    Nearly 100 people from across Northern Ireland gathered in Omagh on Monday to recognise how rural women have made a difference in their community.

  • Staff raise £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

    Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia, so our staff approached their fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society with a series of active fundraising events.

  • Save money with free NI Energy Advice

    Householders across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to ring the NI Energy Advice Line, run by us and Bryson Energy, to get free impartial energy saving advice.

  • Building Friendships in Strabane at Christmas

    The Housing Executive was pleased to provide community cohesion funding to Melmount and East Bank Estates Community Associations Forum to hold a Christmas celebration event earlier this month.

  • Celebrating a Community Christmas in Moss-side

    The Housing Executive loves working in the community and welcomes engagement from any new groups.  Moss-side Community Association contacted the Housing Executive about promoting their newly formed group and were granted Community Cohesion funding to have a Christmas celebration event for the residents.

  • Celebrating Enagh Youth as Champions for Positive Change

    The people of Strathfoyle were celebrating recently when they opened their new community centre, with funding from the Housing Executive.

  • Lawrencetown school children dream big

    Pupils from St Colman’s Bann Primary School, Lawrencetown were given the exciting opportunity to design their fantasy home recently when they took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ art competition.

  • Portadown Senior Citizens go out to lunch

    Edgarstown Residents Association used our Community Cohesion funding to take 50 local senior citizens out to lunch earlier this month.

  • Enabling young people to become more confident

    A local company has been working with young people in the City thanks to Community Safety funding from the Housing Executive.  4R’s Recycling secured the funding to tackle difficult issues such as addiction, personal and generational matters, initiating better awareness and making a difference for the whole community.

  • Monkstown mural steams ahead

    Monkstown Community Association was delighted to officially launch a new mural in Monkstown today, with funding from the Housing Executive.

  • Homing in on Moneyslane

    People in need of a home are being encouraged to register their interest in living in social or affordable housing in Moneyslane by contacting our Rural and Regeneration Unit. 

  • Coleraine 50+ Forum Information Day

    Coleraine 50+ Forum held a successful information event last week, with many other community groups coming together to build relationships and see what there is on offer for people over 50. 

  • We’re encouraging P7 pupils to go on an energy saving trip

    We are giving away a free trip to W5 in Belfast and cash prizes worth up to £500 as part of our ‘Design an eco-home’ art competition for primary seven pupils.

  • Strathroy young people put community safety first

    Strathroy Community Association recently held a celebration event for young people who had taken part in a community safety programme funded by us.. 

  • New Mural Promotes Positivity in Kilcooley

    A community cohesion project supported by the Housing Executive has brought people of different backgrounds and ages together to reimage a mural near the entrance of Kilcooley Primary School.

  • Warning of heavy rain on Friday

    Heavy persistent rain is expected to affect parts of Northern Ireland through Friday evening and into Saturday morning.

  • Tamlaghtfinlagan Cross Community Summer Fair

    Ballykelly had a beautiful summer’s day earlier this month to host their summer fair at St John's Church in the Parish of Tamlaghtfinlagan, with support from the Housing Executive.

  • Belfast's first ever Eid Festival

    Housing Executive backs Belfast’s first ever Eid Festival

  • Omagh residents go on a ramble by the river

    Shopmobility Omagh used our funding to take people with mobility issues and their carers on a summertime ramble by the Strule River.

  • Strong winds forecast for Thursday

    A spell of strong south-easterly winds may bring some transport disruption later on Thursday 3 October.

  • Windyhall Over 50s Flying High for Air Ambulance

    Windyhall Community Centre was buzzing last month when a local Coleraine community group raised funds for the Air Ambulance, thanks to the Housing Executive.

  • Limavady Community Group Celebrates 30 years

    Housing Executive funding paved the way for 30th Anniversary celebrations for one of the area’s popular community groups last month at the Drummond Hotel.

  • Belfast homeless street count 2018 completed

    The annual street count carried out by the Housing Executive, along with other statutory agencies and homeless organisations

  • Energy Saving Week – Your chance to Save Money and Save Energy

    We are urging everyone to become top of the class and use our Top 5 Energy Saving tips.

  • Over £50,000 spent on Cuan Place

    Cuan Place, a community hub on the Scrabo estate in Newtownards, has undergone a major renovation thanks to our support and funding from the Social Investment Fund, under the Delivering Social Change framework.

  • The Search is on for Community Heroes

    Nominations are now open for the third annual Live Here Love Here Community Awards and we are calling on you to make sure to nominate your ‘Community Heroes’, the people who voluntarily make your community cleaner, greener and safer.  

  • Clady and Urney Handicrafts Display

    Clady Cross Community Development Association was delighted by the attention their hand made creations drew when they hosted an arts and crafts display last Saturday, funded by the Housing Executive.

  • Cross-Community Winter Market Event

    The Housing Executive was proud to support the City’s Winter Market last weekend in the community marquee on Bishop Street.

  • Take a walk on the Waterside

    Interested in walking and learning some history?  Through our Social Housing Enterprise programme, the Housing Executive has funded Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership to develop a free walking tour.

  • Breathing new life into Larne homes

    Two bungalows in the Seacourt Estate in Larne have been rebuilt, transforming the area and providing much needed, top quality homes. These one bedroom semi-detached bungalows at Seacliff Road, originally built in 1977, were badly damaged by fire a few years ago.  

  • Armoy kids reaching for their dream careers with Miniversity

    Primary schools in Armoy are taking part in an exciting careers programme, thanks to Community Cohesion funding from the Housing Executive.

  • Housing Executive helps young women to portray life through the lens

    Young women from across Belfast are documenting the story of the LGBTQ+ plus community through the camera lens.

  • Community Safety Warden Service making an impact in Antrim & Newtownabbey

    The Housing Executive has partly funded a community safety warden scheme across Antrim & Newtownabbey. Working in partnership with Antrim & Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PSCP), the scheme provides wardens in local estates at peak times to tackle anti-social behaviour and minor crime. 

  • History Buffs and Ramblers will Love the Hervey Heritage Trail

    Hervey Heritage Group has been supported by the Housing Executive to provide information boards on the life and history surrounding the Earl Bishop of Derry.

  • NI Public to get say on Chronic Homelessness Plan

    A public consultation is underway on the Housing Executive’s new Chronic Homelessness Action Plan, with public meetings planned in venues across NI.

  • Downpatrick Residents Celebrate their Past with Film Footage Premiere

    Residents in Downpatrick have used funding from our Community Cohesion Unit to piece together inspirational archived footage, showing how the community cared for one another.

  • Housing Executive Paints a New Future for Belfast Women with Ceramics Class

    A Social Enterprise Investment Programme grant from the Housing Executive is making a real difference to the lives of Belfast women by allowing them to participate in a ceramics painting class.

  • Housing Executive Shows Girls that it’s #notjustforboys

    The Housing Executive is supporting  WOMEN’STEC’s #notjustforboys Promoting Opportunities Programme, which gives young women an opportunity to explore non-traditional career opportunities.

  • Housing Executive funds peace mural at the Ebrington Centre

    The Housing Executive has facilitated a new peace mural at the Ebrington Centre in Derry~Londonderry this week.

  • Newtownards estate celebrates Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea

    West Winds Social and Cultural Institution (WWSCI) launched a new mural in the community, thanks to funding from the Housing Executive.

  • Engage, Enable, Empower

    Mid and East Antrim Local Area Networks launchThe Housing Executive, working alongside Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, has officially launched the Local Area Network Programme for Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne – an EU funded cross-border initiative designed to support peace and reconciliation.

  • Put our Social Housing Enterprise Programme at the centre of the story

    Our Social Housing Enterprise programme has been shortlisted in the Best Housing Story category for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s 2019 awards and your vote could help it to win!

  • Community beach artwork launches clean coasts week

    Local Charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, is calling for volunteers across Northern Ireland to get involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, which runs from 1st-9th June 2019. In collaboration with the Housing Executive and other local organisations, the charity hopes to inspire you to help preserve our coastline for generations to come. 

  • Armoy Children graduate Miniversity!

    Primary schools in the village of Armoy have been celebrating success with the Miniversity careers programme at their graduation ceremony this week, thanks to funding from the Housing Executive.

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