Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd, founded in 1976, is a registered housing association in Northern Ireland. Habinteg plans, develops and manages housing schemes in both urban and rural areas throughout the region and works with a number of partner organisations in providing supported housing projects. The Association has over 1800 units of housing at over 100 locations across Northern Ireland and 18 partnership projects.
Habinteg’s Vision - ‘Homes for All’ encapsulates the Association’s central aim of providing housing which combines a range of dwelling types - family houses, apartments and bungalows - in order to appropriately meet the needs of the widest range of users, including older persons and persons with a disability. Quality, sustainable developments include large and medium sized suburban housing developments, inner city apartments, individual rural cottages and specialised housing schemes. Partnership projects include sensitively designed housing with care schemes, temporary accommodation for people who are homeless, and housing initiatives for people with additional support needs.
Work is overseen by a voluntary Board of management and executed by over 80 full time members of staff, the majority of whom work in head office in Holywood. This office houses the departments of Finance, Development, Housing and Secretariat. There is also a North West regional office and a number of residential staff based at larger housing schemes.
Habinteg has achieved three government Charter Marks, successful appraisal and reappraisal to Customer Service Excellence and has been successfully appraised as an Investor in People organisation on four successive occasions. The Association is part of a ‘Habinteg Family’ with sister organisations in England, Scotland and the Irish Republic, and is a member of the Accord Procurement Group in Northern Ireland.