Housing need and demand assessment: an evaluation and illustrative pilot of the Scottish HNDA tool in the context of Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Government Consultation Document highlighted the “Gap between the number of houses we need and the number of houses we have”. This issue had become cumulatively more significant following the Global Financial Crisis of 2007/08, which led to a reduction of more than 50 per cent in the number of new dwellings being built annually by the private sector in Northern Ireland. The rate of construction of new private dwellings increased somewhat after 2012/13, but the ongoing undersupply prompted the Department for Communities (DfC) to establish a Housing Supply Forum in 2013 and a Housing Market Symposium in 2017.

Author(s): Joe Frey, Stanley McGreal, Chris Leishman
Published: 16 July 2020
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