Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), the UK’s largest housing authority, has awarded BT an 11-year contract worth £30m.
Under the contract BT will implement and support a new IT infrastructure for the NIHE. All existing systems will move to a service managed BT’s offices in Belfast. BT will also replace core business applications including the systems for grants and housing management.
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Paddy McIntyre, NIHE’s chief executive said, "This strategic partnership is aimed at enhancing NIHE’s role as a provider of social housing by being more accessible and more closely aligned to the communities and the people it serves."
NIHE has an annual budget in excess of £500m and a rental income of £265.5m from 100,000 properties. It pays £359m in housing benefit and approves nearly 10,000 private sector home improvement grants annually.