Sinn Féin comment on Housing Executive review
January 9, 2013
Sinn Féin MLA and chair of the Social Development Committee Alex Maskey commenting on the review of the Housing Executive said:
“The review of the Housing Executive began under the SDLP Minister, Alex Attwood, and has continued under Nelson McCausland.
“The review and the need for fundamental change was recognised and welcomed by all stakeholders including the Housing Executive.
“The Housing Executive was set upin 1971 to address the sectarian allocation of housing and to remove the slum dwellings across the north. It has achieved a good deal but more still needs to be done.
“Sinn Féin’s approach to this review has been very clear. Any outcomes must ensure an increase in social housing provision, the allocation of such housing stock on the basis of objective need and the need to continue to ensure the rights of tenants are protected.”