Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey set out her plans to deliver over 100,000 homes, as her draft Housing Supply Strategy is launched for public consultation.
Minister Hargey said: “This Strategy is to deliver 100,000 plus homes over its 15 year lifetime. I want at least a third of these homes to be social homes. These homes will be high quality and deliver for a wide range of needs, including the needs of our ageing population, those with disabilities and our children and young people.
“Transforming housing supply will require a collective response from the Executive and real collaboration. It must major on engaging with those people who are in housing need. This approach is built on the principle that those who are most affected by poor housing are best placed to help design or redesign it.”
This consultation period will run from today until 9 February 2022.
The Minister continued: “Access to a safe and secure home is a basic human right – I have set out how I will build quality homes where they are needed. My department is seeking your views on my draft Housing Supply Strategy.
“Your participation in this stage of the Strategy development is critical and I would urge you to get involved.
“Everyone should have access to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home – lets make this happen”
Details of the consultation documents and online survey can be found at: www.communities-ni.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-new-housing-supply-strategy
A series of online workshops will also run throughout the duration of the consultation. Details of how to register for can be found at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/draft-housing-supply-strategy-open-public-consultation-sessions-tickets-217551200497