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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. Executive to publish homelessness strategy and provide advice about homelessness

      1. 6A.Duty of Executive to formulate a homelessness strategy

      2. 6B.Homelessness strategy

      3. 6C.Articles 6A and 6B: interpretation

      4. 6D.Duty of the Executive to provide advice

    3. 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

    4. Right to request review of decision

      1. 11A.Right to request review of decision

      2. 11B.Procedure on a review

      3. 11C.Right of appeal to a county court on a point of law

      4. 11D.Article 11C(5): appeals

    5. Supplementary provisions

      1. 12.Provisions supplementary to Articles 8 and 10

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

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

    6. Assistance for voluntary organisations

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

    7. Hostel accommodation for persons in need

      1. 16.Transfer of hostels

    8. 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


    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 the meanings given in Article...

      2. Transfer of staff of certain hostels

        1. 2.(1) The Department may make a scheme providing for the transfer on the appointed day...

      3. Transfer of hostels

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

      4. Power to make other transitional provisions

        1. 4.The Department may by order subject to negative resolution make such other transitional provision as...

    2. Schedule 2—Amendments

    3. Schedule 3—Repeals

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