A place to feel safe, secure and valued
PPR organises alongside those worst affected by the housing crisis: homeless young people forgotten in hostels, families in overcrowded conditions, asylum seekers and refugees at the mercy of landlords and multinational companies, Irish Travellers facing racist laws and policies, and more. We work together to make real improvements in people's lives while pushing for long-term change.
- Housing fit for our future
Organise and build new communities on available land in areas of the greatest housing need to address homelessness, inequality and climate breakdown
- Hold landlords to account
Hold social and private landlords to account for international human rights standards
What we want
Major Social Housing Shortfall
The number of homeless households in NI. Only 16% of NI homes are social homes.
Religious inequality continues to affect social housing. In north Belfast, 82% of those registered as homeless come from a Catholic or nationalist background.
Nearly 1 in 7 of NI households are in private rentals; these cost on average 20% more than social rents. This means it's even harder for tenants to save towards getting on the property ladder.
Explosion in Levels of Homelessness in NI
Evolution of housing need in NI
The Forest or the Trees? PPR's response to the DFC's Notice to Quit Consultation
DFC-commissioned research indicates that, compared to other countries, private renters here have a low level of security of tenure. In response, the Department has proposed extending the 'notice to quit' given to certain tenants. Emerging jurisprudence on the right to adequate housing, however, poses a much larger question: when is eviction itself legal under international law?