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A decent home is one which meets modern standards of fitness, structure, energy efficiency and facilities. Learn how we are working hard to bring all homes in Northern Ireland up to standard.
In Northern Ireland the proportion of older people aged 65 or over is projected to rise from 15.9% to 24.8% over the period to 2041.
In this section you can read about our strategies for a wide range of issues.
The Housing Executive accepted responsibility for dealing with homelessness in Northern Ireland in 1989 and since then we have published a number of strategies to address homelessness.
Our Private Sector Grants Strategy targets money to deal with unfit housing and disrepair, and uses the resources of the Grants Scheme to best effect.
The Northern Ireland countryside provides environmental, social and economic benefits to all dwellers, both urban and rural. It is our greatest asset and should be enjoyed, promoted, protected and enhanced.
The overall aim of our energy strategy is to reduce domestic energy consumption in Northern Ireland, without compromising on comfort levels.
It is estimated that over 70% of health impacts occur as consequences of factors outside the formal health service.
Our strategy is to promote and sustain a healthy private rented sector in Northern Ireland, which offers choice and flexibility by influencing the supply of private rented accommodation and also encourages a better quality, better managed sector.
Since the mid 1980s we have expanded our activities to encourage a more active and participative involvement of residents and community groups in the delivery of housing services.
Over the past seven years we have played a major role in responding to the emerging community safety agenda in Northern Ireland.
The Housing Executive must promote equality of opportunity and good relations in carrying out its functions. Read about our approach to equality in this section.
Our Customer Excellence Strategy (CES) sets out the direction for how we aim to improve the way we deliver services to all of our customers during the period 2017/18 – 2019/20.
The Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2015-2025, launched in December 2015, establishes a framework for Government departments and others.
As part of a housing need test in the rural areas, local primary school children took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ art competition.
Over 200 community groups from across Northern Ireland gathered for the annual Housing Community Network Community Conference.
Nearly 100 people from across Northern Ireland gathered in Omagh on Monday to recognise how rural women have made a difference in their community.
Housing Executive backs Belfast’s first ever Eid Festival
We all need not just a roof over our head but a home which is warm and dry, safe and free from infestation.
Our Equality Unit is responsible for a range of functions that ensure our policies keep pace with equality, good relations and human rights.