Housing Rights has been helping people in Northern Ireland deal with housing problems since 1964.
What we do...
All our work is aimed towards the vision: "When everyone has a home"
Housing Rights works to improve lives by tackling homelessness and housing problems in Northern Ireland.
Our values are Confidentiality, Co-operation, Equality, Independence, Quality and Respect.
Our impact report shows how we have performed in the last year and the impact our work has had.
How we do it...
The funding that allows us to offer our services comes from a variety of places. Our core services are funded by the Housing Division within the Department for Social Development. We also get financial support to carry out specific projects from a number of other funders.
Donations and products
We are able to provide lots of our services because we receive funding. However, we also have to raise money through providing and selling training courses, seminars and information products and from public and corporate donations. If you'd like to support our work and make sure we can continue to provide advice and assistance to people in housing need you can make a donation.
Who does what...
Board of Directors
The overall strategic direction of Housing Rights is monitored by our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for our overall financial health, legal standing and making decisions on the organisation's direction. They usually meets 5 times a year. The day to day running of the organisation is monitored by the Management Team.
Housing Rights Service has over 30 full time members of staff. There are a number of teams within the organisation: Legal Advice, Mortgage Debt Advice, Training, Legal Information, Policy and Communications and Business Support. Each team has a manager who sits on the Management Team and is responsible for monitoring his or her team's work and dealing with staff and client concerns. Our Management Team meets every month and monitors the organisation's day to day business and keeps an eye on how we are performing. Janet Hunter has been the Director of Housing Rights Service since 1994.