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Sinn Féin MLA's to quiz Housing Executive

18 February, 2004

Sinn Féin MLA's including Housing Spokesperson Fra McCann (West Belfast), Kathy Stanton (North Belfast), John O‚Dowd (Upper Bann), Francie Brolly (East Derry), Willie Clarke (South Down), Michelle Gildernew (Fermanagh South Tyrone) and Geraldine Dougan (Mid Ulster) will be briefed by the Chief Executive of the Housing Executive Paddy McIntyre and Head of Client Services Colm Mcaughley on housing issues tomorrow, Thursday 19th February, at 10am in Stormont Buildings.

Issues that will be addressed in the meeting include: -

· Anti-social Behaviour

· Homelessness

· Disability Adaptations

· Rural Housing

· Housing Sales Scheme

· Grants Scheme

· Housing Need/New Build

· Affordable Housing

Speaking ahead of the meeting Fra McCann said:

"There is a housing crisis facing us. Across the board it is clear that many aspects of housing policy are failing to meet need, particularly on the issue of dealing with problem tenants and the anti-social behaviour legislation, the homelessness strategy and the demand for more social housing." ENDS

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