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A consultation on proposed changes to the definition of Affordable Housing is currently underway. The Department for Communities wishes to revise the definition of "affordable housing" currently used so that it encompasses a wider range of housing products. 

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Housing Rights has been successful in securing funding to strengthen the voice of those renting privately in Northern Ireland.

Kate McCauley, Policy & Practice Manger with Housing Rights welcomed the funding:

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Private Tenants Forum, Private Tenancies, Policy

Local advice charity Housing Rights has been given funding to strengthen the voice of those renting privately in Northern Ireland.

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Housing Rights gave oral evidence to the Joint Inquiry by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and the Work and Pensions Committee. This Inquiry is specifically interested in the planned end of welfare mitigations in March 2020, Universal Credit (UC) and the two child limit.

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Welfare Reform, Policy

This week, Housing Rights’ policy team had the opportunity to present at the All Party Group on Housing about the Cliff Edge NI Coalition and housing specific issues relevant to the planned end of the welfare mitigation package in March 2020. The Coalition, a broad group of over 70 organisations, has two key messages:

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Benefits, Welfare Reform, Policy
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Today, we submit written evidence to a Westminster Inquiry examining welfare policy in Northern Ireland.

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Welfare Reform, Policy

The Work and Pensions Committee has recommended outlawing the practice of refusing to rent out property to people in receipt of benefits.

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Benefits, Legislation, Policy, Equality

The Northern Ireland Affairs and Work and Pensions Committee have announced a joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland. This inquiry will follow the passage of the NI Budget Act and the upcoming end of the welfare reform mitigation package in March 2020.

Focus of the enquiry

The inquiry will consider

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Welfare Reform, Policy

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