The Housing Executive does not consider all threats to be intimidation. The intimidation must be serious and fall into certain categories. The Housing Executive will award you 200 points if it decides that you have been intimidated from your home.
When will I get the 200 intimidation points?
You should get the 200 intimidation points if your home was destroyed in or your life is at risk from:
- a terrorist attack
- a racial attack
- a sectarian attack
- an attack motivated by your sexuality
- an attack motivated by a disability
- an attack by someone who falls within the scope of the Housing Executive’s statutory powers to address neighbourhood nuisance or other similar forms of anti-social behaviour.
The Housing Executive will give you intimidation points if you can produce evidence from the police or from Base 2, an organisation that provides support to people at risk from community threats, to support your case. The Housing Executive should consider you homeless if it decides you have been intimidated from your home.
What other points will I get?
If the Housing Executive decides that you have been intimidated from your home you will receive the 200 points for intimidation. You should also be given 70 homelessness points as a Full Duty Applicant. You should also receive additional 20 points from primary social need factor 1.
Get advice if the Housing Executive decides you have been intimidated from your home, but you have less than 290 points on the Selection Scheme.
You may also be entitled to an intimidation grant. If you own your home you could be eligible for the Scheme for Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings (SPED). Contact your local Housing Executive District Office for more information.
If you don't get the 200 intimidation points, because the Housing Executive is not convinced that the threat to you is serious enough to term "intimidation" you may still get points under the Housing Selection Scheme.
What will happen next?
The Housing Executive should offer you temporary accommodation until permanent accommodation becomes available.
Get advice if you have been intimidated from your home, or you are being threatened. An adviser can explain your options. Advice is available from Housing Rights Service.