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Current and Proposed Activities
Financial Profile
Risk management
Corporate Improvement Objectives and monitoring
Summary of Key Targets

6 Current and Proposed Activities

In May 2014 the Department For Communities been kept modest to ensure full compliance with much needed enhancements to their homes.
officially confirmed that the Association is now the Department for Communities Development
able to provide schemes through the Social Guide and to provide assurance to our Board and Ongoing response and appliance maintenance
Housing Development Programme. the Department for Communities. work is expected to cost in the region of
£441,000 within 2016/17. Added to this is a
In October 2014 the Association brought its first The main bulk of expenditure within the programme for external cyclical painting of
scheme of 14 homes into management. Built Association continues to be on its property over £94,000 Therefore a total of around
by Apex Housing on a site originally sourced management. We are aware that we will £530,000 will be invested by the Association in
and developed, planning wise under PPS21, by need to continue to invest to ensure that our the upkeep of its homes helping provide much
Rural Housing, the scheme provided much need existing dwellings are kept in a well maintained needed work throughout rural Northern Ireland
accommodation in Mullaghbane, South Armagh. condition protecting the assets of the company in the construction industry.
and ensuring comfort for our tenants. We
The Association continued to identify properties however are confident through our value for These approaches show our commitment
and sites throughout the rest of 2015/16 and money initiatives that costs can be controlled. to meeting those issues that tenants have
added another 7 houses to its stock mainly in indicated give them cause for concern while
Ballycastle. The publication of the new Rural The Association’s 30-year cycle for our Planned helping maintain the Association assets to a
Design Guide in June 2014 aided the Association Maintenance Programme derives from the high standard.
in identifying sites throughout Northern Ireland Association’s Asset Management Strategy. This
and began to reap rewards from our specialisation year will see provision of improvement and The Board of Management have confirmed
in rural areas and collaboration with the Northern replacement of targeted major components their continuing commitment to their Equality
Ireland Housing Executive in identifying and (such as windows, central heating, etc.) within a Scheme which was approved by the Equality
developing need areas of latent demand. wider range of properties. This will also reflect Commission on 28th November 2012.
the work done within our annual property
In 2016/17 the Association aims to provide 30 surveys and lifecycle costings. Our new Rural Design Guide was launched in
much needed homes in rural areas of Northern June 2014. Providing a focal point for future
Ireland. These will be provided through a mixture The Association has budgeted to invest around social housing in rural development, it will be
of Existing Satisfactory Purchases from the open £250,000 in replacing major components within used by rural housing and hopefully others in
market (in areas of lesser demand) and through our stock this year. Subject to surveys this the planning and design of new build social
phased new build schemes on sites identified and work will go ahead during the summer of 2016 housing throughout rural Northern Ireland.
advanced by the Association. These targets have and will provide a wider range of tenants with

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