About Woven

Our Story

Woven (formerly Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd) was founded in 1976 as a registered housing association in Northern Ireland.

We plan, develop, and manage ‘integrated’ housing schemes in both urban and rural areas throughout the region and work with a number of partner organisations in providing supported housing projects.

Woven represents not only our name, but also what we do. Our aim is to develop housing and bring people together to create thriving neighbourhoods, weaving together homes, lives, and communities to help create a shared vision of an inclusive Northern Ireland. Our Vision - Homes, Lives and Communities; Woven, as one encapsulates this central aim.

To achieve our Vision, we provide housing which combines a range of dwelling types - family houses, apartments, and bungalows - in order to appropriately meet the needs of the widest range of users, including older persons and persons with a disability. Quality, sustainable developments include large and medium sized suburban housing developments, inner city apartments, individual rural cottages, and specialised housing schemes. Partnership projects include sensitively designed housing with care schemes, temporary accommodation for people who are homeless, and housing initiatives for people with additional support needs. Read more about our Partnership work HERE.

The standard and quality of Woven’s developments has been recognised at local and national level with an impressive list of high-profile awards, including the UK Housing Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing in Northern Ireland and the RICS Award for the Northern Ireland region. We are a Customer Service Excellence organisation and have Investor in People Gold status.

Woven’s main offices are in Belfast with a regional office in Derry/Londonderry. At an operational level, we have four Directorates - Homes & Communities, Asset Management, Development, Finance and Corporate Services. The work of Woven is overseen by a voluntary Board to ensure good governance, compliance, and accountability.

Our Board

Neil McIvor

Board Chair

Nuala Loughran


Gerry McCabe


Gerry Gilpin

Hon. Secretary

Michelle Alcorn

Board member

Gordon Davidson

Board member

David McCavery

Board member

Laura Allen

Board member

Vision, Mission Statement and Values

Vision Mission Values

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