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When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Help for homeless young people

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.

Get advice immediately if you think you might become homeless. The Housing Executive has a legal responsibility to give you advice and information on homelessness or you can speak to our advisers at Housing Rights. With the right help, you may be able to stay in or return to your home.

You can ask your local Health & Social Care Trust or the Housing Executive to help you if you are 16 or 17 and have nowhere safe to live.

If you’re aged between 18 and 21 you should ask the Housing Executive for help if you are homeless.  They will investigate to see if you pass all four tests for homelessness. Make sure that you tell the the Housing Executive if you have spent any time in care as a young person  The Housing Executive will work with Social Services to try to help you.

If you're over 21 or you're over 18 and have no history of being in care, you should ask the Housing Executive for help if you are homeless or think you're going to be homeless soon.