About Ark Housing

Ark Housing Association provides social and affordable homes for those in housing need. Our Head Office is located in Belfast, but we operate across Northern Ireland.

We deliver a wide range of specialist homes and services to meet the needs of families, older persons, and single person households. Our supported accommodation comprises of residential care, sheltered housing, frail elderly and dementia care, self-contained apartments for those suffering mental ill health and temporary accommodation and floating support for homeless families. Our general needs type accommodation comprises of specially designed mobility and wheelchair bungalows and a range of house types for general needs families.

Our permanent housing allocations are made in accordance with the Common Selection Scheme for Northern Ireland which is administered by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Most of our services are managed directly by a team of dedicated and skilled professionals. However, we also operate several successful partnerships with specialist agencies and statutory bodies. Our strategic partners include Threshold, Inspire Wellbeing, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

We combine private finance with capital funding grants received from the Department for Communities to assist us in the delivery of our Social Housing Development Programme. We are also revenue funded by the Department through the Supporting People Programme which enables us to provide bespoke housing support services to our tenants and residents. We have ambitious plans for growth which will enable us to have an even greater impact in the communities we serve.

The Association is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, Department for Communities and the Charity Commission, Northern Ireland.