Shortlisted entries announced for CIH Housing Awards 2018

We're delighted to reveal the shortlisted nominations for the CIH 2018 Housing Awards, sponsored by Radius Housing… 
With the highest number of entries ever received for this annual housing industry showcase, shortlisting in each of the 11 different housing categories was an immensely challenging experience for the independent judging panel, working on behalf of CIH. 
Dan Corr, chair of the judging panel, and former director of Nationwide NI, said that: “The annual CIH Housing Awards has grown enormously with every passing year, but the number of high quality nominations we received this year was unprecedented”. 
“We are extremely grateful for the time and effort that all entrants took to submit their entries, under each of the 12 housing categories: the number of outstanding nominations we received this year demonstrates the strength of the housing industry across the island of Ireland. For this reason, while making the shortlist is, a magnificent achievement, merely submitting a high quality nomination is something that all nominating organisations should be proud of”. 
For the second year in a row, the CIH housing awards 2018 will be held at the Titanic Belfast on 23 February 2018.
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Best housing development

For small development
  • Ballygall: FOLD Housing Association Ireland
  • Broome Lodge: Clúid Housing Association
  • North Queen Street Belfast: Apex Housing Association and Newington Housing Association
  • Oak Tree Court, Castle St, Comber: Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd
For large development
 Clon Elagh, Derry: Apex Housing Association
 Abbot Court: Túath Housing
 Residential Development at Rathgill Parade, Bangor: Radius Housing Association
 Felden: Clanmil Housing Association

Best housing story 

  • Ffrenchmullen House, Charlemont St: Túath Housing
  • Gerry Carberry: Oaklee Housing
  • Jasmine Way Regeneration Scheme, Twinbrook: Radius Housing
  • Macs Newry: MACS supporting children & young people
  • NI Homeless Womens’ Football Team: Street Soccer NI
  • Work Choice: Choice Housing


Excellence in customer service 

  • Carniny Court: Choice Housing
  • Excellence in customer service: Connswater Homes
  • Landlord Advice: Housing Rights
  • Service Excellence, Satisfied Customers: Ark Housing Association
  • Voids Management: Choice Housing


Excellence in health & wellbeing

  • Dementia Friendly Communities - Holywood & Peninsula: Radius Housing
  • Hosford Health and Well Being projects: East Belfast Mission
  • Seven Towers Health & Wellbeing project: The Housing Executive
  • Slán Abhaile: HAIL (Housing Association for Integrated Living)
  • Social Supermarket: Apex Housing Association Ltd


Excellence in residential lettings

  • McGuinness Fleck
  • Pinpoint Property


Exceptional contribution by a CIH Member

  • Caroline McWilliams: Clanmil Housing Association
  • Colm McQuillan: The Housing Executive
  • Jacqueline Locke: Connswater Homes
  • Jim McShane: Ark Housing Association
  • Niall Sheridan: Choice Housing


Housing hero

  • Aidan Byrne, Hosford: East Belfast Mission
  • Kathleen Aspel Mortimer: Clúid Housing Association
  • Marie McKee: The Housing Executive
  • Martin Hamilton: Newington Housing Association
  • Michael Mc Allister: Ark Housing Association

Housing team of the year

  • The New Business team: Túath Housing
  • Choice Energy Management: Choice Housing
  • Communication skills – key to a an outstanding team: Connswater Homes
  • Clanmil Development Team: Clanmil Housing Association
  • Welfare Reform Project (Housing Benefit/Welfare Reform Team): The Housing Executive

More than bricks and mortar

  • Body, Mind and Soil: Connswater Homes/Groundwork NI
  • Glenabbey Community Hub: Radius Housing
  • Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme: Choice Housing
  • Peadar Kearney House: Circle Voluntary Housing Association
  • Portadown Community Based Detached Team: The Housing Executive

Promoting equality

  • BME Housing Rights Peer Project 2017: The Housing Executive
  • Diversity Day: Radius Housing
  • Intergenerational Project: Ark Housing Association
  • Roseville House: Ark Housing Association
  • The Fairways: Túath Housing


Working in partnership 

  • The Addition of Approved Housing Bodies to the Choice Based Letting Website: Cork City Council
  • Apex/ Newington Partnership: Apex Housing Association Ltd
  • ‘Get Connected’: Choice Housing
  • Dublin Housing First: Focus Ireland
  • Mediation and Community Support Project: The Housing Executive


Young professional of the year 

  • Catherine McCaffrey: Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd
  • Conor Taylor: Ark Housing Association
  • Geraldine McCloskey: Apex Housing Association
  • Laura McAuley: Connswater Homes