A Ballymena woman awarded the OBE for Services to the Community in Northern Ireland has described the honour as an “unexpected privilege”.
Janet Hunter has been director of the Housing Rights Service since 1994.
The charity provides advice, advocacy and representation services to people who are homeless or in housing need.
“This award is a great tribute to the excellent work which Housing Rights has done over many difficult decades to help tackle the often acute, and sometimes unique, housing problems of people living in NI,” said Janet.
Gráinne Walsh, the group’s chairperson, added: “I am delighted by this recognition of Janet’s commitment to improving the lives of people who are struggling with homelessness or housing problems.”