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The organisation is divided into these sections
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How are we structured?
The elected management committee normally meets 5 times a year and is the board of directors of Housing Rights Service. It has ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all the activities of the organisation. The committee’s role is to maintain an overview of policy and planning, rather than being involved in the day to day running of Housing Rights Service.
Andrew Hassard is the Chair of the Management Committee
Andrew Hassard was elected as Chair of Housing Rights Service management committee in 2007 having previously held the role of vice chair. An employee of Belfast City Council since 1974, from January 1995 until March 2007 Andrew was Head of Environmental Health. He then became the Council’s Director of Parks and Leisure.
A former chair of Belfast Healthy Cities, Andrew now chairs the Council’s bonfire management initiative and Belfast’s Re-imaging Consortium. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.Who is on our management committee?
Janet Hunter is the Director of Housing Rights Service
Janet Hunter is responsible for the day-to-day management of the work of Housing Rights Service and the implementation of the decisions of the Management Committee.
Janet has been the Director of Housing Rights Service since 1994. She currently represents the organisation on a number of external groups, including the Promoting Social Inclusion Homelessness Group and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Homeless Strategy Group.
Janet previously worked in a housing management role, both in a Scottish Local Authority, and in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. She is also a long term member, and former Chair, of the Management Committee of Law Centre NI.
How are we funded?
Housing Rights Service obtains funding from a range of different sources. Our core services are funded by the Housing Division within the Department for Social Development. Over the last year, additional support for project work has been received from: