• Apply for a home

    This section contains information on how to apply for social rented housing through the Housing Executive or housing associations in Northern Ireland, how we assess applications, and how to request a transfer or exchange.

  • Current LHA rent levels

    Lists the current Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rent levels for each of the eight Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMAs) in Northern Ireland.

  • Choice Based Lettings

    Our Choice Based Lettings scheme lists a number of our currently available homes on the PropertyNews.com website.

  • The Housing Selection Scheme

    The Housing Selection Scheme is the set of rules that decide eligibility for social housing in Northern Ireland and allocates the points that determine position on the waiting list.

  • Transfers and exchanges

    Housing Executive or housing association tenants can request to transfer or exchange their property for alternative social housing.

  • Areas of choice

    Areas of choice are the areas where you would like to live when applying for a Housing Executive home. Choosing two or more areas is recommended.

  • How we assess your application

    Details of the Housing Executive's assessment procedures for people applying for social housing in Northern Ireland.

  • Local Housing Allowance

    Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a rent assessment scheme for those who rent in the private sector. It determines the amount of Housing Benefit that can be paid.

  • How we calculate LHA rent levels

    Details how the current LHA rent levels are calculated, and which ones have increased from the previous 2015 levels.

  • Rent limits

    The amount of Housing Benefit you receive can be limited - if you rent from a private landlord, LHA rules may mean you receive less than your full rent.

  • Tenancy conditions and advice

    Learn about the general conditions of your tenancy, and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

  • Previous LHA rent levels

    The previous LHA rent levels which were in effect from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. These rates have been superseded by the current rent levels.

  • Advice for young people

    This page has videos giving advice on avoiding homelessness and debt, and the process of looking for and moving into your first home.

  • Allocations

    We usually allocate properties to those applicants with most points on the social housing waiting list who are waiting for the type of property available. Find out how this process works.

  • Rent scheme

    The Rent Scheme is used to calculate the rent you will pay while living in one of our houses. Every house has points that are based on its age, design and facilities. The rent is based on the number of points a house has.

  • Rent arrears

    Advice about what to do if you're struggling to pay your rent, or if you're in arrears.

  • Customer charter

    The customer charter incorporates the service we provide to all our customers, including private tenants and owner occupiers. You can read all about our customer charter on this page.

  • Rates

    People on low incomes, including pensioners, may receive a reduction in their rates through the Rate Relief Scheme. This page gives more information about paying your rates.

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