Housing Services research: customer attitudes and tenant involvement
This section contains key reports including:
- the Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey, which monitors the level of customer satisfaction with our services and identifies areas where we need to improve the quality of our services and;
- the Public Attitudes Survey, which monitors opinion of the Housing Executive, its services and wider housing issues across all tenures.
Tenancy Sustainment Research
As part of our role as a landlord, we have a commitment to provide care and support to minimise tenancy breakdown and prevent homelessness.
To help with this work, we have commissioned a telephone survey of former Housing Executive tenants who ended their tenancies for any reason within the first few years after allocation.
Perceptive Insight will be carrying out telephone surveys during November and December 2021.
You can find more information on our:
Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey (CTOS)
The 2020 CTOS Summary of Key Findings report, Appendix Tables and Introduction, Aims and Methodology documents (all published 2021) can be downloaded below.
You can also download the CTOS Summary and Main Reports for 2019 and 2018.
Older CTOS reports can be downloaded from the ‘archive’ list below.
Download Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey (CTOS) 2020
Download Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey (CTOS) 2019
Download Continuous Tenant Omnibus Survey (CTOS) 2018
Download archived reports
Here you can download older versions of the Continous Tenant Omnibus Annual report. Click the links to download the report you would like to read.
Public Attitudes Surveys
Since 1984, the Housing Executive has conducted periodic surveys of public attitudes to monitor public opinion in Northern Ireland of its services and other housing-related issues.
The survey plays a unique and vital role in monitoring the opinions of owner-occupiers, Housing Executive tenants and people living in privately rented and other accommodation.
Download Public Attitudes Survey
Download report (PDF 1481 KB)
Tenant Involvement in Governance: Models and Practices
The Housing Executive commissioned the University of Birmingham to review approaches to tenant involvement in the governance of social housing organisations in Northern Ireland and explore the relevance of international models and practices for the region.
The research involved interviews, an evidence review, case studies, and a number of consultation workshops, and this comprehensive final report details the findings of each stage of the project.
Download study (PDF 1661KB)
The Business Benefits of the Housing Executive’s Community Involvement Activities (February 2017)
The Housing Executive commissioned the University of Westminster to carry out research on the business benefits to the organisation of community involvement activity, with particular reference to issues such as tenant satisfaction levels, expenditure, service delivery and value for money.
The findings of this mixed qualitative and quantitative study showed that investment in community involvement had benefitted the Housing Executive by helping the organisation to identify needs, improve services, reduce costs and develop communities.
Cavity Wall Insulation Research Project