NIPSA welcomes the opportunity to make a presentation to the Department for Communities (DfC) Assembly Committee on Social Housing. As the largest locally based Trade Union with over 40,000 members, including the vast majority of union members employed in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), NIPSA is well placed to contribute to the much needed debate on housing.

Given the importance of housing to the whole community it is essential that this issue is considered thoughtfully and comprehensively by the Assembly as a whole, not just by the DfC Minister or indeed this DfC Assembly Committee, however well meaning individuals may be.

The full document is available to download, click on the icons below. Also available a copy of a letter sent to the Programme for Government Team in reference to Programme for Government – Comments in Respect of Housing (Outcome 8 and Outcome 13)

Paddy Mackel

Assistant Secretary