Community organisations warn that cuts to a housing scheme will seriously affect both the 20,000 people who rely on it and the public purse.
Thousands of NI households could be on average £80 a month worse off if the Stormont Assembly collapses, a housing charity has warned.
People in Northern Ireland are apparently the least happy in the UK with where they live, according to a new survey.
Although 82% said they were happy with where they lived, it was still the lowest rating out of the UK regions in the survey carried out by Co-op Insurance.
Wales ranked highest with 93%, with those in the south-west of England next and Scotland third happiest.
The survey of more than 2,000 people found that 70% of people said the price of a home was their key factor in decision making, with 65% saying location was their priority.
Neighbourly spirit is still alive and well though, as 67% of people said that a good community spirit was the key to being happy with where you live.
Plans for 2,000 social houses to be built in Northern Ireland every year could be hit by a change to NI’s housing associations.
The Human Rights Commission has announced it will investigate the provision of Travellers’ accommodation in Northern Ireland.
Two local housing associations have secured long term loans totalling £280m, to build nearly 5,000 new social homes.