When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

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Young people, and especially young people leaving care, can be at an increased risk of homelessness and of being exploited because they are homeless. Social Services and the Housing Executive share responsibility for looking after young people who are homeless. There are different responsibilities, depending on your age and how long you've been in care, but these organisations should work together to find you somewhere to live.

Ако сте бездомен или се окажете бездомен трябва да се обърнете към Агенция Социални Жилища (Housing Executive за помощ. Агенция Социални Жилища (Housing Executive) има задължение да предоставя съвети на бездомните хора за предотвратяване на бездомността на всеки, който се интересува в Северна Ирландия Агенция Социални Жилища (Housing Executive) трябва да разследва вашите лични обстоятелства ако заявявате, че сте бездомен на вашият формуляр или ако кажете на член на персонала че сте бездомен.

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.

When you apply for social housing you must choose the areas where you’d like to live. Most people can choose any areas they want but there are restrictions on some people.

Ask the Housing Executive for help with homelessness.

Speak to our advisers if you don't know your rights or need help dealing with the Housing Executive.

It's important that you know and understand what your responsibilities are to the Housing Executive.

Homelessness can happen to anyone. It's important to know who can help you if you end up in this situation. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is legally responsible for helping people who are homeless in Northern Ireland. 

Ask the Housing Executive for help if you are 18 or older and you are worried about homelessness. 

It is important for you to know

  • your responsibilities to the Housing Executive, and
  • the Housing Executive's responsibilities to you

These are explained in a leaflet on the Housing Executive's website


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