Social housing allocations research

The Department, delivering on a commitment set out in the Housing Strategy and Facing the Future Action Plan, commissioned three research reports. The reports, which were prepared by the Universities of Ulster and Cambridge, examined the current allocation system, looked at best practice elsewhere and made recommendations for changes to how social housing is allocated. 

Research to inform a fundamental review of social housing allocations policy

Three independent reports have been produced to inform of the fundamental review of social housing allocations policy:

  • Current approaches to accessing and allocating social housing in Northern Ireland
  • Best practice approaches to accessing and alleviating social housing in Britain and the Republic of Ireland
  • Final report : research to inform a fundamental review of allocations policy
    - Executive Summary

Public views on the allocation of social housing in Northern Ireland

The Department sought public views on this research and will give further consideration to the recommendations in the independent reports, and the views expressed from respondents.

A summary of public comments on the independent proposals is now available.

 

 


Related to Social housing allocations research

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Communities including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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