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Housing and debt helpline for Northern Ireland – 028 9024 5640

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Housing Rights and Supporting Communities held their 3rd joint conference on 9th May, at the Skainos Centre in East Belfast. The conference was sponsored by the Housing Executive, and supported by Radius, Apex and Choice housing associations. In the midst of the ongoing roll-out of welfare reform in Northern Ireland, the conference focused on equipping staff and empowering tenants to meet the challenges that this will bring.

Staff from the Housing Executive’s Housing Benefit Policy Unit will brief the next Housing Advice Practitioners' Forum on the Social Sector Size Criteria, or the “bedroom tax”, on Thursday 15th June at Housing Rights.

The Practitioners' Forum is an information event that updates members of Housing Rights on key developments in housing law and policy. It is free to attend. 

Carmel Ferguson discusses an England & Wales Court of Appeal judgment which considered the question of when a residence should be treated as an individual’s principal home.

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Housing Rights helpline team have been announced as Team of the Year finalists in the prestigious Irish News Workplace & Employment awards 2017.

To meet growing demand we centralised our advice services and developed a dedicated helpline team. It has been operating for 18 months and provides immediate access to vital housing and homelessness advice for our clients. 

Clare Rothwell, Helpline Co-Ordinator is ecstatic about being shortlisted:

The Department for Communities has released the Northern Ireland housing bulletin for October- December 2016


In total, 3,752 households presented as homeless to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive during October - December 2016, a decrease of 23.8% from the previous quarter. The number of households accepted by NIHE as full duty applicants fell by 30.7% from the previous quarter.