Shared Housing Guidance and Supporting Documents

Date published: 10 July 2019

Last updated: 07 September 2022

The delivery of shared housing is now an action in the Draft Programme for Government 2016 - 2021, and the Department for Communities is committed to delivering approx. 200 shared social housing units per year as part of the Social Housing Development Programme. The Programme for Government shared housing is badged ‘Housing for All’.


Each shared neighbourhood scheme is supported through the development and delivery of a five-year Good Relations Plan which is managed by the Housing Association developing the scheme.  The Good Relations Plans include ‘bonding’ programmes which are delivered to the new shared neighbourhood residents, and ‘bridging’ programmes which are delivered between the new shared residents and residents from the surrounding communities (within a five-mile radius of the new shared scheme). 

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