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Housing and debt helpline for Northern Ireland – 028 9024 5640

Free help for people worried about post Christmas debt.

Local charity Housing Rights is urging people who are worried about paying their mortgage or rent following Christmas to contact them for free advice

Catherine Feely, Advice Services Manager with Housing Rights, commented:

“We know that many people in Northern Ireland are struggling with debt worries after Christmas and may be worried about paying their rent or mortgage. We want to let them know that free advice and assistance is available and the earlier they seek help the more options are available.”

As well as a daily housing helpline Housing Rights offers a dedicated mortgage debt advice service on behalf of the Department for Communities.  Last year the service assisted over 1600 households.  The charity also provides a unique emergency advice service in Court.

Ms Feely continued:

“Our specialist debt advisers can help people figure out a way forward that is right for them. All our services are absolutely free and it really is never too late to seek advice. We would urge people to pick up the phone and give us a call.”

People experiencing difficulty with their rent, mortgage or secured loan debt, can contact Housing Rights on 02890 245640 or visit their public advice website www.housingadviceNI.org.

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Notes to editors:
For further information contact Claire at Housing Rights on 90 245640

Spokespersons will be available for comment

1. In 2015/2016 Housing Rights Service dealt with over 43,000 issues related to housing.
2. The charity provided representation at nearly 1,200 court hearings.