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The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations, formed in 1977, is the representative body for NI’s 20 registered housing associations. NIFHA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

53,000+ homes

53,000+ homes

Our members provide more than 53,000 social and affordable homes, along with high quality care and support, and invest millions each year in community services.

Other housing solutions

Other housing solutions

In addition to building homes for social rent, housing associations help people who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages or social housing find new ways to get on the property ladder, including
Co-Ownership and
Fairshare.

$1 billion annual boost to NI economy

$1 billion annual boost to NI economy

Our sector employs more than 3,200 people and manages housing assets worth more than £4bn.

Our annual Sector Global Accounts give more information on development and economic impact.

About NIFHA

With record numbers of homelessness and more than 26,000 people living in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation across Northern Ireland, there is an urgent need for more social and affordable housing.