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Rural housing issues

Updated: 27 Apr 2017
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Rural communities have specific needs and challenges
Rural cottage view
We provide a range of services to help rural communities and those living or wanting to live in rural areas. We have developed our ‘Rural Homes and People’ policy and are currently implementing a rural action plan to address rural housing issues. This deals with both public and private housing and applies to small towns, villages and other settlements across Northern Ireland.
The latest Rural Progress Report is now available

About this section

This section provides advice on the following topics:
  • New homes - If you need a home or belong to a rural community where you think there is a need for new homes.
  • Improving properties – if you want information on improving your property.
  • Communities - If your community is interested in forming a residents group, networking with other groups or wishes to raise rural housing issues with the Housing Executive.
  • Independent living - If you are faced with homelessness in a rural area or if perhaps your home requires adaptations to help you continue to live there.
  • Rural development - If you want to find out how housing can contribute to broader regeneration and development.