Belfast’s new Lord Mayor has joined local charity Housing Rights Service (HRS) as they celebrate 50 years of service by launching a vision of a Northern Ireland where everyone has a home.
The charity, which was established in Belfast in 1964, works to improve lives by tackling homelessness and housing problems. It operates a daily advice service across Northern Ireland to help people get to grips with their housing problems. Last year HRS helped people deal with over 40,000 housing problems. That represents an increase of nearly 400% compared to the previous decade.