• Social housing

    This page contains information on specially commissioned professional and academic reports into various aspects of social housing policy and practice.

  • Research

    We research housing conditions, housing need, our strategic role and the level of customer service we offer. We also have a role in supporting technical research and innovation in relation to local housing standards and energy. This section can often help researchers and higher level students maximise the impacts of their research projects.

  • Housing need research

    This page gives information about the research we carry out which informs our strategy and policy in relation to assessing and meeting housing need.

  • House prices and affordability

    In its role as the Regional Strategic Housing Authority, and to help inform its planning activity, the Housing Executive provides up-to-date insight into the performance of the Northern Ireland housing market. 

  • Annual research programme

    There is a high level of demand for the research undertaken and commissioned by the Housing Executive. Download our research programme for 2019 - 2020.

  • Homelessness

    This section contains homelessness-related research, which helps inform the Housing Executive's strategic and operational policies.

  • Regeneration and neighbourhood renewal

    Read research carried out to help the Housing Executive and the Department for Communities to devise appropriate strategies for the regeneration and renewal of specific localities in Northern Ireland.

  • Shared communities

    We carry out and commission research to help inform our work on community cohesion and good relations.

  • Housing Market Intelligence Exchange

    Facilitating the exchange of up-to-date housing sector information and research through the Insight Housing Market Intelligence Exchange.

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability

    In its role as the Home Energy Conservation Authority (HECA) for Northern Ireland, the Housing Executive seeks to support improvements in home energy efficiency across the entire housing stock in the region.

  • Cavity Wall Insulation Research Project

    This research study presents the results of an investigation into the condition of cavity wall insulation and any impact that it is having in terms of thermal efficiency and associated technical defects.

  • Welfare reform

    The NI Housing Executive conducts and publishes the latest reports on welfare reform.

  • Housing Market Review

    We research housing conditions, housing need, our strategic role and the level of customer service we offer. We also have a role in supporting technical research and innovation in relation to local housing standards and energy. This section can often help researchers and higher level students maximise the impacts of their research projects.

  • Attitudes to landlord services

    Read our most recent housing services research including customer attitudes and tenant involvement.

  • Health and housing

    There is a close relationship between housing and health outcomes and the Housing Executive carries out research to support, inform and evaluate policy in this area.

  • CTOS-2011

  • House Condition Survey Steering Group

    The House Condition Survey Steering Group includes statisticians from various backgrounds. Find out more about the steering group.

  • Belfast Area HMA

  • €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.

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