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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

November 2021

Jamie contacted Housing Rights when his landlord told him that he owed around £6,000 in rent. Jamie was surprised as he thought that Housing Benefit paid his full rent and rates. His landlord issued him with eviction papers and Jamie came to us for help.

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A number of important housing consultations have recently opened. These are 

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Normal service is resuming at the courts as we ease out of Covid-19 restrictions. More and more people are contacting us for help with mortgage and rent arrears. It's important that you have the tools to help clients facing eviction or repossession.

Our next Housing Advice Practitioners' Forum on 25 November will focus on

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Practical tips

Recent research shows the need for a multidisciplinary approach to tackling chronic homelessness in women.          

This Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) report will inform future action plans and service delivery to better address the specific challenges faced by women who experience chronic homelessness in Northern Ireland.  

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Research, Homelessness
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Housing Rights this morning gave evidence to the NI Assembly Communities Committee on the new Private Tenancies Bill.

The Bill contains 11 substantive clauses and three schedules which provide for a series of amendments to the Private Tenancies Order (Northern Ireland) 2006. Housing Rights has welcomed the Bill as an important first step in addressing the issues facing many private renters in Northern Ireland.

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Legislation, Regulation, Private Tenancies, Policy, NI Assembly