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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Delivering genuinely affordable homes in Northern Ireland


14 October 2019, Belfast

About the event

Housing Rights and the Chartered Institute of Housing are partnering to hold a joint conference looking at how to most effectively deliver affordable housing in Northern Ireland.

Principally sponsored by Co-Ownership Housing, the event will take place at the Skainos Centre on Monday 14 October 2019 and will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders to consider how best to respond to the challenge of delivering homes which are genuinely affordable.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Paul Hackett, secretary to the Affordable Housing Commission
  • Tom Barclay, group director of property and development with the Wheatley Group
  • Steve Stride, chief executive with Poplar HARCA.

Benefits of attending

With best practice input from a range of experts and practitioners, the conference will consider:

  • affordability issues in the local housing market and how these affect low income households in Northern Ireland
  • developments in other jurisdictions including the use of mid-market rent.

The event will also include the launch of research carried out by Housing Rights with the support of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence into the growing gap between local housing allowance and private rents in Northern Ireland.

Delegates will also benefit from hearing an update on the affordability issues focused on by the Chartered Institute of Housing in their forthcoming work as part of the organisation’s Rethinking social housing Northern Ireland project.

Who should attend

The wide relevance of these issues to a range of stakeholders including government policy makers, housing professionals, local councils, planners and community groups, will make the event popular so early booking is advised.

Exhibition & sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Headline sponsor

Co-Ownership Housing

Booking information

Members of both Housing Rights and CIH are eligible for a special members discounted rate.

We also have a special early bird rate for all bookings received before 31 August 2019.

Special members rate £125 (early bird £112.50)

Standard rate £150 (early bird £135)

Please note if you cancel within three days of the event or do not attend you will still be charged the relevant fee.

CIH members - click on the book button and book your place using your CIH membership number and password.

Housing Rights members - please email justin.cartwright@cih.org to book your place and avail of the discounted rate quoting 1819003.

Non-members - are you a non-member of CIH or Housing Rights or is this your first time using the website to book an event? Click on book, you will then be asked to register your details in order for your booking to be processed. Please note once you have registered you will not need to do this again, instead you will need to log in via your username and password.

If you require an alternative to booking online please contact justin.cartwright@cih.org quoting 1819003.



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