It can be difficult living with your parents or guardians, particularly if you feel like you're old enough now to live on your own. However, living on your own is expensive and difficult. Work out if it's easier to resolve your problems at home or if you're ready to move out on your own.
You should normally go to the Housing Executive for help if you are worried about becoming homeless. However, if you’re under 18 , Social Services may have to help you if you don’t have anywhere safe to live.
If you have nowhere safe to live, go to your local Housing Executive office or to your local Health & Social Care Trust and ask for help.
Renting a home from a private landlord or through an agent could be an option, but there are potential problems which you should be aware of before taking on a tenancy. Know your rights and responsibilities.
Most students who aren’t living at home will either move into housing provided by their college or university or find somewhere to rent privately. Check the college’s website or prospectus for information on the housing options it provides.