Waiting list for housing
Lots of people are struggling to manage with housing issues because of the coronavirus crisis. Check out our Coronavirus section for information and advice on common problems, including help to pay your rent and mortgage, eviction and repairs.
Everyone who applies for a home from the Housing Executive or a housing association goes on the waiting list. The waiting list is a points based system, so the more points you have the better your chances of getting an offer. There isn't enough public housing in Northern Ireland to house everyone on the waiting list so most people will wait quite a while before being offered a suitable home. The waiting list is still operating during the coronavirus pandemic.