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Changes to Support for Mortgage Interest: The Impact in Northern Ireland

Housing Rights’ work, in advising and supporting people at risk of losing their home through mortgage repossession, evidences the critical importance of timely access to Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) payments. These payments are vital in allowing low-income households to maintain their mortgage repayments and sustain their homes. 

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Benefits, Policy

Housing Rights has recently responded to an Inter-Departmental Review of Housing Adaptations Services, carried out by the Department for Social Development and the Department of Health.

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Fitness, Social Tenancies, Policy

Response to consultation on Housing Adaptations

Housing Rights supports the Report’s commitment to continue housing adaptations services, in order to ‘enable people with disabilities to remain at home and enhance their independence within their local community.’ Housing Rights’ experience in advising and supporting clients in need of housing adaptations leads the organisation to make the recommendations contained in our reponse. 

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Private Tenancies, Policy

There is a public consultation on rate liability in the domestic rental sector.

The aim of the consultation is to develop a domestic rates policy that is

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Hustings Inforgraphic

Housing Rights is pleased to join with the Council for the Homeless, the Chartered Institute of Housing NI and the NI Federation for Housing Associations to convene a Housing and Homelessness Hustings on Friday 15 April from 14:00 to 16:00 at the Girdwood Community Hub in north Belfast, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim BT14 6EG.

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Housing Rights has recently responded to a Housing Executive consultation on their draft Rural Policy Proposals.

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Minority Groups, Policy, Equality, Affordability

The Department for Social Development is keen to hear more from tenants who are currently renting a home from a private landlord or through a private agent in Northern Ireland.  The Department is currently carrying out a comprehensive review of the private rented sector.  

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Private Tenants Forum, Private Tenancies, Policy, NI Assembly

Joint response to SSAC consultation on The Housing Benefit and State Pension Credit (Temporary Absence) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Housing Rights and Law Centre (NI) have submitted a response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s consultation on the Department for Work and Pensions’ proposed changes to Housing Benefit and Pension Credit, concerning temporary absences from Great Britain.

Although these Regulations initially refer to Great Britain only, it is expected that similar policies will be introduced in Northern Ireland, to ensure parity.

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Benefits, Welfare Reform, Policy

The Assembly’s Social Development Committee has published its Report on the Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill. The committee report has accepted recommendations made by Housing Rights in written and oral evidence.

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Private Tenancies, Policy, NI Assembly


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