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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. Main definitions

      1. 3.Homelessness and threatened homelessness

      2. 4.Meaning of accommodation available for occupation

      3. 5.Priority need for accommodation

      4. 6.Becoming homeless intentionally

    2. Duties of the Executive with respect to homelessness and threatened homelessness

      1. 7.Inquiry into cases of possible homelessness or threatened homelessness

      2. 7A.Persons not eligible for housing assistance

      3. 7B.Provision of information by Secretary of State

      4. 8.Interim duty to accommodate in case of apparent priority need

      5. 9.Notification of decision and reasons

      6. 10.Duties to persons found to be homeless

      7. 11.Duties to persons found to be threatened with homelessness

      8. 12.Provisions supplementary to Articles 8 and 10

      9. 13.Protection of property of homeless persons and persons threatened with homelessness

      10. 14.Certain bodies to co‐operate with the Executive

    3. Assistance for voluntary organisations

      1. 15.Financial and other assistance for voluntary organisations concerned with homelessness

    4. Hostel accommodation for persons in need

      1. 16.Transfer of hostels

    5. Supplemental

      1. 17.False statements, withholding information and failure to disclose change of circumstances


    1. Arts. 18‐24 rep. by 1992 NI 15

    2. Amendments of the Order of 1981

      1. 25.Financing the Executive

      2. 26.Re‐development areas

      3. 27.Transfer of Executive's mortgages

      4. Art. 28 rep. by 1992 NI 15

    3. Other provisions

      1. 29.Scheme for purchase of evacuated dwellings

      2. 29A.Scheme for emergency grants

      3. 30.Scheme for emergency house repairs

  5. Article 31—Amendments Article 32—Repeals

    1. Article 31—Amendments

    2. Article 32—Repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “appointed day” and “persons in need” have...

      2. Transfer of staff of certain hostels

        1. 2.(1) The Department may make a scheme providing for the...

      3. Transfer of hostels

        1. 3.(1) The Department of Health and Social Services may, with...

      4. Power to make other transitional provisions

        1. 4.The Department may by order subject to negative resolution make...

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