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Next steps for housing policy in Northern Ireland - strategy and reform, tackling homelessness, and priorities for housing supply, quality, and sustainability

February 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will look at next steps for housing policy in Northern Ireland, with discussion on the planned institutional, regulatory, and policy changes, as well as their implementation.


It will be a timely opportunity to examine the development of the new Housing Supply Strategy for NI following its publication in draft form in December and during the final stages of the consultation period.


We expect discussion to focus on next steps for housing supply and affordable housing, homelessness, and waiting lists.


Overall, areas for discussion include:


  • meeting housing demand in the areas of Northern Ireland where housing is most needed
  • developing attractive and inclusive communities
  • key issues for homelessness and housing waiting lists
  • reform of the NI Housing Executive and the restructuring of its landlord arm, designed to enable the Executive to borrow, and promote the involvement of tenants and employees
  • the contribution of the housing sector to low carbon targets

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Deirdre Hargey MLA, Minister for Communities; and Grainia Long, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Housing Executive.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department for Communities; the DfE; the DfI; the Department for the Economy; the DoF; the NI Assembly; the NIEA; and the NIAO.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles