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new report on destitution in the UK from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) finds a steep rise in the number of individuals and households experiencing destitution since 2017.  Belfast was one of 18 areas in which research to inform the report was carried out.

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Research

On 17 November 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated its guidance to lenders on dealing with mortgage holders impacted by COVID-19. Two sets of guidance have been issues: 

Housing Rights recently launched  Impact Report for 2020 highlights the impact that our services, our advisers and our caseworkers have had on people struggling with housing issues in Northern Ireland.

Making an impact through advice work

This year has presented us with many challenges, but we have adapted and ensured out services have remained for those in housing need.  

Housing Rights held its annual conference on the private rented sector on the 25 November 2020. TDSNI sponsored this year’s conference, with support from PropertyPal and 

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Private Tenancies

A new report on the impact of Covid-19 on private renters in Northern Ireland is launched today. The research uses evidence from case records relating to clients who contacted Housing Rights during the period March-June 2020 and shows that those living in the private rented sector have been disproportionately affected, caught in the ‘perfect storm’ of low incomes (often as a result of job losses, furlough or reduced hours), job insecurity and tenure insecurity.

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Coronavirus, Legislation, Regulation, Research, Private Tenancies, Affordability

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