The Housing Executive doesn’t have to find you housing if you don’t pass all 4 homelessness tests.
You can challenge a decision that you've failed a test.
You'll need to look at other housing options if you can't pass all 4 homelessness tests.
Finding out you've failed a test
The Housing Executive will write to tell you if you've passed the tests or not.
If you fail a test, the letter will
- tell you which test you failed
- tell you why you failed the test
- tell you about your legal right to review the decision
Reviewing a homelessness decision
You can challenge a decision that you've failed a test. This is called a homelessness review.
You have to ask for your review within 40 days of the date on your decision letter.
It's best to get help to do a review. Contact our helpline if you'd like our help.
Other housing options
You can go on the waiting list for housing as long as your immigration status allows you to do this.
You can apply for private rented housing.
Contact our helpline if you need help finding a home.