The PHA is fully committed to equal opportunities and this section focuses on our responsibilities as a public body in Northern Ireland.

Under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 there is a legal requirement for public authorities to consider the possible impact of all their decisions on nine specified equality categories and also how to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in all areas of our work.

We have to consider how to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the following nine equality categories:

  • religious belief;
  • sexual orientation
  • political opinion
  • gender
  • racial group
  • disability (those with a disability and those without)
  • age
  • dependency (those with dependants and those without)
  • marital status.

Equality documentation

Equality Scheme 
PHA Equality scheme
PHA Equality scheme - Easy read version
PHA Five Year Review of Equality Scheme

Equality and Disability Action Plan
PHA_Equality and Disability_Action_Plan_2022-23.pdf

Annual Progress Reports
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2015-16
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2016-17
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2017-18
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2018-19
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2019-20
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2020-21
Annual_Progress_Report_to_the_Equality_Commission 2021-22

Consultation Reports
PHA Consultation Report Equality Action Plans - final 9 August 2013
Master Consultation Report Disability Action Plans Feedback_13 Mar 2013.pdf
PHA Consultation Report Equaltity Scheme and Action Plan_Dec 2011.pdf

Equality and Human Rights Screening
PHA Audit of Information Systems_final report 24 Oct 2012.pdf 

For details on all policies we have screened to date please click on the link below which will take you to the relevant website. This website is maintained by the Business Services Organisation’s Equality Unit who support us on equality matters. The site also provides you with access to our quarterly screening reports
Link: https://bso.hscni.net/directorates/people-and-place/655-2/equality-and-human-rights-screening/equality-screening/

Please click on the link below to view further information on PHA policies screened to date https://bso.hscni.net/directorates/people-and-place/655-2/equality-and-human-rights-screening/equality-screening/