Updated: 01 Sep 2014
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all our tenants, customers and staff. Our commitment to equality is rooted in the principles upon which the Housing Executive was founded in 1971. Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to comply with two statutory duties.
Section 75 (1)
In carrying out our functions relating to Northern Ireland we are required to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:
- persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation
- men and women generally
- persons with a disability and persons without
- persons with dependants and persons without.
Section 75 (2)
In addition, without prejudice to the obligations above, in carrying out our functions in relation to Northern Ireland we are required to have due regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.