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It is estimated that over 70% of health impacts occur as consequences of factors outside the formal health service.
The vision of the Housing Executive is one in which housing plays its part in creating a peaceful, inclusive, prosperous and fair society.
We believe that supporting and encouraging neighbourhoods where everyone in the community is valued and respected and where diversity is celebrated is fundamental to building lasting peace and a stable society in Northern Ireland.
It is our duty to make sure that housing is provided on the basis of need. Learn about our work to address community division and segregation which can affect many aspects of our lives.
We are always keen to involve residents and their local community associations in discussing and developing their local services and adressing housing issues generally. To achieve this we established the Housing Community Network (HCN) in 1982.
Read about our community cohesion strategy.
Supporting Communities encourages a self help approach to community development by providing support, advice, information and training to new and existing community / residents groups, statutory and voluntary organisations.
is our duty to make sure that housing is provided on the basis of need. There is no doubt that community division and segregation affects many aspects of our lives. This can prevent the best use being made of existing housing and land.
Over the past seven years we have played a major role in responding to the emerging community safety agenda in Northern Ireland.
Housing Executive backs Belfast’s first ever Eid Festival
As part of a housing need test, primary school children in Clady took part in our ‘My Dream Home’ art competition.
We have developed a web application that can identify and locate all the interfaces maintained by the Housing Executive in Belfast.
The Housing Executive loves working in the community and welcomes engagement from any new groups. Moss-side Community Association contacted the Housing Executive about promoting their newly formed group and were granted Community Cohesion funding to have a Christmas celebration event for the residents.
Over 200 community groups from across Northern Ireland gathered for the annual Housing Community Network Community Conference.
Nearly 100 people from across Northern Ireland gathered in Omagh on Monday to recognise how rural women have made a difference in their community.
A community cohesion project supported by the Housing Executive has brought people of different backgrounds and ages together to reimage a mural near the entrance of Kilcooley Primary School.
Rosemount Resource Centre held their Thanksgiving dinner last week for former and current residents from the Rosemount area.
The local saying ‘up a tree in Rosemount’ locally means avoiding trouble or running away. Not so anymore, as Rosemount Resource Centre and the Housing Executive are helping residents from the Rosemount area talk about their past and process events in a positive, supportive environment.