What we do

First Housing Aid and Support Services is a voluntary sector, non-profit making, organisation in operation since 1989 which provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions for people who find themselves in housing difficulties.

We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to a home that is safe, secure and affordable.

We respond to the needs of homeless people through initiatives focused towards providing quality accommodation and support. These services are based on preventing individuals and families from becoming homeless in the first place, and the provision of accommodation and support to help ensure individuals achieve the skills they need for them to live independently in the community.

It is our commitment to ensure that a decent home is within the reach of every family and single person. First Housing continues to play a key role in the much- needed provision of support and accommodation to people in severe housing difficulty throughout Northern Ireland.

Supporting People all over Northern Ireland

We provide:

Temporary supported accommodation and specialised housing projects for single person households and families who are homeless.

Supported housing in the community for people living with mental health issues.

Specialist accommodation projects for young people leaving care, young parents and people suffering alcohol abuse who are sleeping rough.

Crèche and play facilities for children 0-3 years living in interim accommodation. Self contained accommodation with support for clients waiting permanent public sector housing.

Resettlement and Floating Support services for young people, families and people with mental health difficulties living in the community.

Private sector housing and ’SmartMove’ Private Sector Access Schemes for people requiring immediate and permanent housing. Mediation and tenancy support services for tenants living in the private rented sector.

Night Support Services and outreach support to rough sleepers and people with chronic alcohol issues in need of help and support

Trustees Report & Annual Accounts March 2018