Development Programme Group

Updated: 12 Dec 2018
The SHDP manages new social housing through the housing associations
construction in Twinbrook, Belfast
The Social Housing Development Programme is managed by the Development Programme Group (DPG) and provides grant to housing associations to build social housing. The programme is currently managed on a 3 year rolling programme.

The Housing Association Guide

The Housing Association Guide contains the rules and procedures for housing associations which receive a capital grant allocation. The guide has been updated to reflect the transfer of operational functions to the Housing Executive on 1 April 2007. It is therefore important that all appropriate housing association staff make themselves aware of its content. The Housing Association Guide is maintained by the Department for Communities.

Social Housing Development Programme (SHDP)

The new 3 year Social Housing Development Programme (SHDP) for the period 2016/17 – 2018/19 was approved for publication by the Minister for Social Development on 22nd January 2015
The new 3-Year SHDP is published together with an Unmet Social Housing Need Prospectus. The Prospectus is an integral part of the SHDP formulation process, which recurs on an annual basis. The Prospectus document highlights areas throughout Northern Ireland with the greatest level of un-met housing need and a current shortage of acquired development sites. The Housing Executive would welcome development proposals for these areas.
The details of the schemes can be found in our SHDP search facility by accessing the detailed search

Post project evaluation template for social housing

You can now download a project evaluation template specifically for housing associations

Management team

Contact details

Development Programme Group (DPG)
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
4th Floor, Housing Centre
2 Adelaide Street

Tel: 028 9031 8400
Fax: 028 9031 8863
Email:Development Programme Group