UPDATE: The Bill to facilitate the reversal of the reclassification of housing associations was introduced today in @niassembly. This important Bill will help protect the supply of new and existing social and affordable homes
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Did you know that social housing homes have, on average, better SAP energy efficiency ratings than owner occupied ones? Thank you to the local #housingassociations for your work on fuel poverty awareness and energy efficiency last year. https://www.nihe.gov.uk/Home/News/Continued-investment-in-energy-efficiency-measures @nihecommunity
Are you worried about paying for your housing costs during #COVID19? Make sure you find out if you’re entitled to Universal Credit or Housing Benefit.
To learn more about UC visit: https://bit.ly/346r4UY
More info on HB can be found here: https://bit.ly/396wdx4
Thank you very much to Kiera Lee from @mills_selig for the very informative #NIFHA member webinar this afternoon on employment issues to consider as we prepare for post-lockdown working. A number of considerations for safe working practices in the months ahead.
2/2 we’ve had #housingassociations making 10s of thousands of additional calls to tenants, food parcels delivered to those who are shielding, quiz sheets posted under the doors, Easter baskets and cards sent and even a 100th birthday celebration. #BigHousingThankYou
1/2 NIFHA would like to say a massive #BigHousingThankYou to the amazing housing association staff in NI who’ve been going above and beyond to keep tenants safe and support those most vulnerable residents during the #Covid19 crisis. The response by the sector has been humbling.
.@CommunitiesNI Minister @DeirdreHargey has announced an additional £10m to support vulnerable individuals, who can be particularly at risk during the Covid-19 emergency, to continue to live independently https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/news/minister-hargey-secures-ps10m-supporting-people-providers
@EileenPHousing speaking in a webinar this morning highlighted that #supportingpeople funds low paid staff BUT those staff are not low skilled. We call for adequate, sustainable funding for SP services. @DeirdreHargey #keepSP_NI @CommunitiesNI @NIFHA
Thanks to @ConorLambe and colleagues from @DanskeBank_UK for the NIFHA member webinar on the economic outlook for NI yesterday. A lot of food for thought for our #housingassociation members on the economy in the year ahead.