The Housing Executive will have a duty to offer you accommodation if it is satisfied that you are a Full Duty Applicant. You will be a Full Duty Applicant if you pass all 4 homeless tests also known as “hurdles”.
If you don't pass these tests, you can still ask the Housing Executive to assess your circumstances using the Housing Selection scheme. You can also challenge the decision if you fail any of the tests, but you should get advice before doing this.
Am I homeless?
The Housing Executive will check whether you are homeless or likely to become homeless before they decide how to help you. More
Am I eligible for help?
The Housing Executive will only have a duty to offer you accommodation if you are eligible for assistance. More
Am I in priority need?
The Housing Executive will consider you in priority need if you are particularly vulnerable and have difficulties finding and maintaining housing due to your situation. Prisoners who have been in custody for a continuous period of 4 years or longer will automatically be awarded Priority Need. More
Am I intentionally homeless?
If you lost your home because of something that you deliberately did or failed to do, you may be seen as intentionally homeless. The Housing Executive uses an intentionality test to see if you lost your home as a result of your actions. More