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News Archive 2009

Updated: Fri, 1 Jan 2010
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The following news articles were first published in 2009.

Success for Cookstown staff at NIHC awards

Cookstown Maintenance Team won the prestigious J.R. Gorman Award at the recent Housing Council Award ceremony....
10 Nov 2009

Ritchie launches consultation to shake up housing laws

Social Development Minister, Margaret Ritchie has launched a public consultation on new housing legislation in Belfast today....
8 Dec 2009

Ritchie announces a further £6m for housing maintenance

Our Chief Executive Paddy McIntyre welcomes the Minister's decision to allocate a further £6million for social housing maintenance programmes. ...
26 Nov 2009

Travellers' site management won't transfer to councils

Margaret Ritchie MLA today announced responsibility for Travellers’ Transit Sites will not transfer to local government control....
19 Nov 2009
  • Ritchie launches final report on ‘Positive Steps’

    19 Nov 2009
    Social Development Minister, Margaret Ritchie MLA today launched the final report on ‘Positive Steps’ for improving the sustainability of the voluntary and community sector. ...
  • Housing Executive wins UK Excellence Award

    28 Oct 2009
    We have been presented with one of the top business awards at a ceremony in London. We won The UK Excellence Award, which is presented by the British Quality Foundation, ahead of a host of major...
  • More help for families and elderly people to pay their rent

    9 Oct 2009
    From November more people will become entitled to Housing Benefit and some people already receiving Housing Benefit will be entitled to more....
  • Good neighbour agreement launched

    14 Sep 2009
    As part of our commitment to tackle anti-social behaviour we have launched a Good Neighbour Agreement. We will be asking all new tenants and those exchanging houses to sign up to this Agreement. ...
  • 38th Annual Report launched

    26 Aug 2009
    Better Housing Hindered by Recession...
  • Condition of Housing Executive homes best in UK

    21 Jul 2009
    The first ever independent study of Housing Executive homes has found that they are in better condition than anywhere else in the United Kingdom....
  • Extra £20m for social housing welcomed

    16 Jul 2009
    Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie, MLA, today welcomed the Executive decision that £20million would be made available to her for social housing....
  • £2.3m improvements completed at Duncairn Gardens

    1 Jul 2009
    We have just completed a £2.3m improvement scheme to 65 flats at Duncairn Gardens flats in North Belfast.  ...
  • First shared housing scheme for North-West families

    26 Jun 2009
    Social Development Minister, Margaret Ritchie MLA, today officially opened a new shared future housing scheme in Sion Mills. ...
  • Structural funds for energy efficiency launched

    26 Jun 2009
    The European Commission, local authorities and housing organizations launched the new Structural Funds measure on energy efficiency and renewable energy in housing....
  • New phase of shared housing scheme launched

    17 Jun 2009
    Eleven housing areas from across Northern Ireland have today been announced as the latest participants in a major £1m initiative designed to support and encourage shared neighbourhoods across...
  • Prioritising the vulnerable in Newry and Mourne

    15 Jun 2009
    The Housing Executive will be prioritising its resources to those people and places in greatest need in Newry and Mourne over the next year– that was the message from the Chief Executive of the...
  • Lower Shankill health impact assessment is launched

    15 Jun 2009
    We recently launched the findings of our first ever Health Impact Assessment to be commissioned in Belfast at a special event in Malvern Primary School.  ...
  • £8m housing scheme launched in Lisburn

    12 Jun 2009
    Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie today officially cut the first sod to launch a new housing scheme at Seymour Street, Lisburn.  ...
  • House conditions survey begins

    11 Jun 2009
    We have a statutory responsibility for carrying out regular House Condition Surveys. This year a survey is due to commence this month. The survey examines the condition of homes in both the private...
  • Focus on new housing and protecting vulnerable people

    15 May 2009
    Our Board has announced details of how it is allocating its 2009/10 funding provided by the Government....
  • 2009 HMO Strategy launched

    8 May 2009
    Our latest strategy document for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) has just been published and is available to download now....
  • New customer charter launched

    16 Apr 2009
    The Housing Executive today launched its new customer charter for all its customers. Replacing the existing Tenants Charter, it incorporates the service we provide to all our customers, including...
  • £1m improvements for Armagh and Keady homes

    9 Apr 2009
    We have recently completed extensive modernisation to 31 homes at Lisanally Villas, Armagh and St Matthews, Keady....
  • Community Involvement Strategy published

    6 Mar 2009
    We have just published our Community Involvement Strategy for 2008-11...
  • Housing Market Review published

    19 Feb 2009
    The “Northern Ireland Housing Market: Review and Perspectives 2009-2012" highlights a 50% increase from 2002 in the number of people of the waiting list to 38,800 in September 2008....
  • Ardowen sees £1.5m of environmental improvements

    17 Feb 2009
    Housing Executive tenants on the Ardowen estate in Lurgan have seen a vast improvement in the area, following the recent completion of a second phase of environmental improvements.  ...
  • £1.5m contract completed in Kells

    16 Feb 2009
    Templemoyle resident, Margaret Wilson lives in one of 48 homes that have been improved in a £1.5m contract we recently completed in the Kells area....
  • Towering success at Divis

    21 Jan 2009
    Our Chief Executive Paddy McIntyre has officially unveiled high level improvements carried out at West Belfast landmark Divis Tower....
  • Programme review announcement

    14 Jan 2009
    On 18th December 2008 we announced a Review of our Programmes. This followed the £35 million shortfall in our budget caused by the collapse of the housing market and credit crunch. ...
  • High level improvements unveiled in Upper Andersonstown

    5 Jan 2009
    We have officially unveiled high level improvements carried out at the Rossnareen Road and Culmore Gardens area of Upper Andersonstown, during which 50 maisonettes and 4 flats were totally refurbished...