We see housing as an important route to a shared society in Northern Ireland and we are committed to developing shared neighbourhoods where everyone is welcome

We build places where people can choose to live, learn, work and socialise alongside neighbours from many different backgrounds and traditions, free from prejudice.

We currently provide shared neighbourhoods in Belfast, Newtownabbey, Crossgar, Banbridge and Dundrum.

Our shared schemes are supported by the Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Executive’s “Housing for All’ Shared Housing Programme.  The programme has its origins in the NI Executive Together: Building a United Community Strategy which reflects the Executive’s commitment to improving community relations and continuing the journey towards a more united and shared society.

With around 78% of people in Northern Ireland saying they would like to live in a mixed area (Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2017), we want to build more shared neighbourhoods.  We've made a commitment to deliver at least five more by 2026 and we're currently promoting new shared developments in Newcastle, Cookstown, Crumlin and Newtownabbey.

More about Together: Building a United Community 

Department for Communities - Shared Housing Programme 


Good Relations

We deliver Good Relations Plans to the wider community surrounding our shared neighbourhoods to encourage a range of outcomes including health and wellbeing, education and training.

Read about our Good Relations work in Newcastle