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Homelessness

Housing Rights has responded to the Housing Executive’s (NIHE) draft homelessness strategy 2022-2027. The strategy considers how homelessness can be prevented and alleviated. 

Working together to end homelessness 

Housing Rights agrees with the strategy’s goal of preventing homelessness. We believe collaboration is needed to achieve this goal.

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Policy, Homelessness

Housing Rights response to Housing Executive draft homelessness strategy 2022-2027

Our response to the Housing Executive's draft homelessness strategy welcomes the commitment to working together to prevent and alleviate homelessness and to involving people with lived experience in the desig of appropriate solutions. Our response outlines how we'd like to see these commitments strengthened

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Policy, Homelessness

Housing Rights response to Department for Communities consultation on notice to quit

We have responded to the Department for Communities consultation on notice to quit.

The Private Tenancies Bill extends the notice to quit period from 28 days to 8 weeks, for tenancies lasting longer than 12 months. The 12-week notice period for tenancies of more than 10 years will stay the same. The DfC’s consultation is to investigate whether 8 weeks is enough time for a tenant to find a suitable home.

Read our response.

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Legislation, Regulation, Policy, Homelessness, NI Assembly

Recent research shows the need for a multidisciplinary approach to tackling chronic homelessness in women.          

This Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) report will inform future action plans and service delivery to better address the specific challenges faced by women who experience chronic homelessness in Northern Ireland.  

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Research, Homelessness

Our adviser Faith recently helped a client who had presented as homeless to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) after losing his tenancy.  

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Homelessness, Adviser

Housing Rights welcomes the Department for Communities’ announcement of a £9m investment to fully fund the Housing Executive’s COVID-19 Reset Plan on Homelessness this year, making the total budget for homelessness for 2021/22 £46m.

This funding will support the NIHE in achieving the aims of their COVID-19 Homeless response:

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Homelessness

The Communities Minister has called for evidence to inform a new housing supply strategy. 

Minister Hargey describes the strategy as an essential part of the Department’s “ambitious and radical shake-up of housing”.  

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Regulation, Social Tenancies, Policy, Homelessness

In January 2021, the Department of Finance published their draft budget. The document sets out the Northern Ireland Executive’s proposed spending plans for the one year period from 1 April 2021 to March 2022. 

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Private Tenancies, Policy, Homelessness, NI Assembly

Our latest briefing paper looks at the issue of intimidation points, following on from  then Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín’s commitment to reviewing these points. Housing Rights welcomes this commitment and shares the Minister’s reservations regarding the original proposal to completely remove this award without alternative necessary safeguards. We believe a blanket removal would be too simple a sol

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Social Tenancies, Homelessness

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