Kerry Logan, Policy and Participation Coordinator
Kerry gives us an insight into her role, and why she finds it so rewarding.
What does your job entail?
“I coordinate our policy and participation work at Housing Rights. The experience of the people who contact Housing Rights for advice and support highlights the myriad of issues that need to be addressed when it comes to housing and homelessness policy in NI. Our policy work is based on their experience and, in a nutshell, I work with our policy team to secure the changes needed in law, policy and practice to tackle poor housing and prevent homelessness."
Tell us a bit about your background?
“Before heading to university I spent a year in France, working as a volunteer in a community supporting adults with learning disabilities. I then did a degree in Law and French, following which I went to live and work as an intern at Corrymeela, which is a peace and reconciliation organisation with a residential centre in Ballycastle. I then spent time working in a community development role at Supporting Communities, where I worked with community and resident associations before coming to Housing Rights as a policy officer 4 years ago!"
What is the most rewarding part of your role?
"I love working alongside and learning from my colleagues right across the organisation Housing Rights – it is a fab team, made up of people who are passionate about social justice and constantly going above and beyond to support people experiencing housing problems or homelessness. With our policy work I love being part of a team working towards long term, sustainable changes to prevent homelessness."
Kerry is a brilliant asset to the Housing Rights team and vital to helping our mission of tackling poor housing and preventing homelessness.