Welcome to Housing Advice NI
Written and updated by Housing Rights and funded by the Housing Executive, Housing Advice NI is the home of independent housing advice in Northern Ireland.
LATEST: Find out more about Universal Credit advances
When you apply for Universal Credit, it can take up to six weeks to get your first payment. You can get financial help during this period by applying for a Universal Credit advance payment. Watch out short video to find out more about advance payments.
LATEST: Your Support for Mortgage Interest payments are changing
From 6 April 2018, any payments to help homeowners with the interest charges on loans and mortgage will be in the form of a loan which will have to be paid back. The Department for Communities will start writing to people who are going to be affected by this change in October 2017.
LATEST: New welfare reform and housing section
We've added a new section to this site to explain all the changes that have happened to Housing Benefit under welfare reform and the future changes that are planned. This also includes some information on how your Housing Benefit will be affected when you move from DLA to PIP and a few pages explaining how Universal Credit will work when it's introduced to Northern Ireland later this year.