Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is a non-departmental public body, originally established by the Housing Executive Act (NI) 1971 (since superseded by the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981). Under the terms of the Act, the Housing Executive assumed the housing responsibilities of 65 separate authorities and is Northern Ireland’s single comprehensive regional housing authority.


NIHE consists of a 10 member board, including Chairman and vice-Chairman and is supported by a Chief Executive and under 3,000 staff who manage just over 100,000 dwellings.

In addition the Housing Executive is the Northern Ireland’s Home Energy Conservation Authority and also administers the Housing Benefit Scheme, which provides help with rent to people on low income.

For more information visit the Housing Executive's website

Management statement: Financial Memorandum and Dossier of Controls

The Management Statement: Financial Memorandum (MSFM) and Dossier of Controls is made up of 3 parts.  Parts 1 and 2 are the MSFM while Part 3 is the Dossier of Controls.

Together these documents set out the controls to be exercised over the different areas of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s (NIHE) activities by the Department.  It represents, therefore, a formal statement by the Department of the standards it requires NIHE to achieve in relation to the probity of activities.


Departmental Inspections of Landlord Services

As part of the agreed Memorandum of Understanding we have published the Departmental inspection reports carried out on Landlord Services.

Gateway Review

The Gateway Review has the following objectives:

  • review of the procedures for the establishment of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive 'EGAN' Contracts and compliance with procedures
  • review the procedures for managing Northern Ireland Housing Executive 'EGAN' Contracts and compliance with procedures
  • determine if the controls over the prevention and detection of Fraud and Error related to the establishment and management of Northern Ireland Housing Executive 'EGAN' Contracts are considered to be in line with best practice
  • Review of Governance in The Northern Ireland Housing Executive 

Anti-social behaviour guidance

This guidance which is issued by the Department to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is intended to help the NIHE in dealing with anti-social behaviour which affects or involves its tenants.

It should be read in conjunction with NIHE’s statement on the policy and procedures on anti-social behaviour.



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