HE - Sustainable Rural Communities

The Housing Executive’s Rural Strategy & Action Plan 2016-2020 - ‘Sustainable Rural Communities’ was launched by the Minister for Communities on 9th November.
The strategy was prepared following a full review of the outgoing ‘Rural Homes and People’ Strategy during 2015 and eight weeks of public consultation in early 2016. We would like to thank those individuals and organisations who took the time to attend consultation events and who provided a wide range of detailed and informative consultation responses which have been afforded full consideration.
The strategy sets out our 5 rural objectives and 43 associated actions for delivery over the next 4 years and also recognises the importance of our ‘rural proofing’ role which will be enhanced with the introduction of the Rural Needs Act for arms-length bodies in 2018.
It is hoped that through the delivery of this strategy we will ensure that the momentum gained in addressing rural housing inequalities over the last 25 years is maintained.
If you require any further copies or would like to discuss the provision of social housing in your rural area, please contact us at, by telephone or in writing at the above address. 
Sinead Collins
Rural & Regeneration Manager