Housing Rights

Funding at a glance

Programme: Transforming the Private Rented Sector
Amount: £177,623 grant
Approved: 2019
Timescale: Three years


Tenants’ voice programme – strengthening the voice of private renters in Northern Ireland.

Why we are funding this project

This project is part of the Nationwide Foundation’s tenants’ voice programme. In total seven organisations, of which Housing Rights is one, are helping tenants whose personal characteristics and circumstances mean that they cannot avoid the potential problems of living in the private rented sector – such as insecurity, poor living conditions, high costs and severe lack of choice – and which therefore puts them at increased risk of harm.

Tenants should be a central part of any changes to the private rented sector, yet their voices are often absent and excluded from meaningful debate. In response, the Nationwide Foundation’s funding for tenants’ voice is supporting private rented sector tenants by giving them a stronger voice in the debates on their personal housing issues or in housing matters in their local area.

Strategic purpose

Tenants will have a stronger voice in the debates on the private rented sector and housing.

Project description

This three-year project is strengthening the voice of private renters in Northern Ireland by engaging with vulnerable private rented sector tenants, building the capacity and confidence of tenants, and supporting them to participate in and influence policy and practice debates that relate to their housing.

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