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How the Assembly can deal with housing problems created by Covid-19

This briefing paper details the ways in which we foresee Covid-19 and associated economic fallout impacting on homelessness and housing in Northern Ireland. It includes measures which we believe Government can take to cushion some of the worst impacts and help vulnerable people at this unique and troubling time. 

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Benefits, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Welfare Reform, Homelessness

NIHE Customer Support and Tenancy Sustainment Strategy Response

Housing Rights has responded to the Housing Executive's Draft Cusomter Support and Tenancy Sustainment Strategy for 2019 to 2022. We welcome the Strategy's focus on prevention of tenancy breakdown and homelessness and have made a number of recommendations in our response which we hope will help to ensure a commitment to tenancy sustainment across all tenures. 

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Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Homelessness

Renting Rights is a specialist support service provided by Housing Rights to assist young people aged 18-25 who are in housing need. Bethany Telford, our Renting Rights adviser has been helping young people to access or sustain their accommodation. Below we take a look at how she has helped her clients.

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Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies
 
Housing Rights’ annual Private Rented Sector Conference was held on Wednesday 20th November in the Skainos Centre. The PRS 2019 conference, which was sponsored by TDS NI, focused on raising standards in the private rented sector and the day was grouped into three sections:
  • Emerging Issues in the Sector
  • Current Challenges for Landlords & Tenants
  • Future Proofing the PRS

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Picture of homeless person in park

In a recently published report, CIH suggests that housing allocation policies in England need to be revisited to ensure that those most in need of housing are not excluded by process driven allocations policies. In certain cases, activity undertaken by housing providers to ensure that teanncies are sustainable actually undermines efforts to house those who need homes the most.

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Social Tenancies, Affordability

Housing Rights and the Chartered Institute of Housing are partnering to hold a joint conference looking at how to most effectively deliver affordable housing in Northern Ireland.

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Benefits, Legislation, Social Tenancies, Private Tenancies, Homelessness
Picture of person installing cavity wall insulation

A report has found that much of the cavity wall insulation in Housing Executive housing stock is below standard.

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Fitness, Social Tenancies

Advisers on our helpline are reporting an increase in calls about social housing tenants' right to buy their homes. This includes calls from lending institutions, who are also fielding multiple calls about the house sales scheme. It's likely that this buzz of activity has been spurred by speculation over the future of this scheme. 

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The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has published its new Community Involvement Strategy for 2018-2023. The strategy exists to empower residents, tenants and leaseholders in Housing Executive estates to make a difference in their community and its specific aims are to

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A new report by the Smith Institute ‘Safe as Houses 2: a follow-up report into the impact of Universal Credit on Southwark Council’s housing tenants rent payment behaviour’ show that what could have been argued to be ‘teething problems’ with the new benefit system, appear to have more systemic routes, with rent arrears appearing to be a longer-term consequence of Universal Credit for many social housi

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