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A deduction is usually made from the amount of help a person gets towards their rent if there are non-dependants living in that person's home. This can occur if, for example, an adult child is living with a parent or guardian. It is expected that this adult child, or other non-dependant, will make up the difference towards the household's rent. 

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Affordability

Four leading housing organisations, including Housing Rights,  have approached the joint heads of government to discuss the housing crisis in Northern Ireland and relay sectoral concerns regarding the absence of a specific housing outcome in the draft Programme for Government.

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Policy, NI Assembly

Housing Rights is concerned about delays in the payment of welfare supplementary payments to people affected by the bedroom tax.

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Social Tenancies, Welfare Reform

Regulations have been laid which extend emergency measures to increase the amount of notice which must be given to private tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 come into operation on 30 March 2021. They extend the emergency period during which extended notice is required to 30 September 2021. 

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Coronavirus, Private Tenancies

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