Entitled “Good Neighbours, Investing In Your Area“, the document sets out a number of areas where locals councils can support and improve the delivery of social housing across NI. This includes the need to improve processing and consideration times for planning applications, and working with housing associations to identify more suitable land for new social homes.
NIFHA is ready to work with elected representatives to ensure more housing association homes homes can be built. Seamus Leheny, CEO of NIFHA says “This week we have published NIFHA’s Local Election Manifesto, which looks at the practical ways local councils can support housing associations and social housing development. We believe stronger partnership work can help us all improve the housing stock and build strong, successful communities, and we look forward to working to achieve this.”
NIFHA has distributed the new manifesto to all political parties in advance of the May 18th election.
Download a copy here: NIFHA Local Government Manifesto