Due to the current COVID19 pandemic the Housing Executive is operating emergency contingency arrangements.
We are focused on trying to ensure resources are targeted to those in greatest need and are working closely with the Department for Communities, Public Health Agency, Department for Health and local homeless providers to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable.
You should seek, where it is possible and safe to do so, to continue to reside in your current accommodation, even in the short term.
If this is not possible and you are already homeless or worried about becoming homeless, please ring our dedicated Homelessness line on 03448 920 908 as soon as possible.
During normal working hours you will be referred to one of our Housing Advisors and we also provide an emergency out-of-hours service after 5pm, at the weekend and on bank holidays, for those who have nowhere safe to stay and require emergency accommodation.
We continue to meet our statutory duties in the delivery of homelessness services while implementing the latest government guidance on social distancing.
We are doing all that we can to ensure you can access the necessary advice and support and to ensure temporary accommodation is made available if required.
In these very challenging circumstances, we only have access to a limited supply of temporary accommodation and this may not be in your current area.
We will continue to explore a number of potential alternatives for temporary accommodation.
We have been working alongside homeless charities and organisations to support anyone who finds themselves homeless in the current pandemic and, particularly, to assist people sleeping on the streets to avail of the temporary accommodation available.
Plans are also being put in place to support those experiencing homelessness to self-isolate, if necessary.