Housing Executive and housing association tenancies
Measures have been put in place to support social and private renters as well as those experiencing homelessness. An agreement is in place with all social housing landlords (Housing Executive and Housing Associations) that any social housing tenant facing difficulties paying rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not be evicted. More information can be found on the Department for Communities website. Urgent steps have been taken to put the Housing Executive rent increase, which was due on 6 April, on hold until 1 October 2020. If you are facing eviction or are not safe where you live you can get help from the Housing Executive. Housing Rights has information to help people who are concerned about their housing rights and options as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. This includes information to help homeless people, private tenants, social tenants, homeowners, students and landlords. Information is available in other languages.