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1

Who introduced the national housing policy in 2006?

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (now the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government)

2

When was the National Housing Policy introduced?

2006

3

What is the aim of the National Housing Policy?

To enable all individuals and families to access good-quality housing appropriate to their needs in their community of choice

4

List the ways the National Housing Policy enables individuals and families to access good-quality housing appropriate to their needs.
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Improve the private rental market

Helping those unable to pay for housing

Supporting the disabled to live independently

Supporting the vulnerable and deprived

Protection in mortgage arrears (late payment)

Builds strong, sustainable communities

5

How does the National Housing Policy improve the private rental market?
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By enforcing minimum accommodation standards

By supporting tenant's rights

6

How does the National Housing Policy help those who are unable to pay for housing?
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By increasing the supply of permanent new social housing

By improving the quality of existing social housing through regeneration and improvement works programmes

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How does the National Housing Policy improve the quality of existing social housing?

Through regeneration and improvement works programmes

8

What does the National Housing Policy do for the disabled?

It supports disabled individuals to live independently within the community rather than in an institution

9

How does the National Housing Policy help keep disabled people out of institutions?

By providing housing adaptation grants and financial assistance

10

How does the National Housing Policy support the vulnerable and deprived?
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By providing Traveller-specific accommodation e.g. haling sites

By providing housing supports to help alleviate homelessness

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How does the National Housing Policy provide protection in mortgage arrears?

By establishing a code of conduct for all financial institutions to follow when handling such cases

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What types of communities does the National Housing Policy build?

They build and support strong sustainable communities with proper infrastructure and amenities while protecting the environment