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Government inaction on housing has resulted in the swelling of housing waiting lists in Dublin Bay North- Cllr Denise Mitchell

27 October, 2015 - by Denise Mitchell

Beaumont –Donaghmede Councillor Denise Mitchell and General election candidate for Dublin Bay North has said that the housing crisis in the Dublin Bay North area is reaching unprecedented levels, with little action from the government.

Speaking from Coolock today she said,

“As Minister Alan Kelly sits back and decides who is to blame next for the housing and homeless crisis , figures released by Dublin City Council for housing need in Dublin Bay North have shown a sharp increase in those in need of social housing.

There are 5,822 applicants on the housing list as of October, representing an increase of 341 from June this year.

Yet we have seen little or no building of social housing in the area.”

She further added,

“Not only do we have so many people waiting to be housed but the number on the list for ten years or more is also increasing at 333 and to add to that those waiting over ten years for a transfer is 329.

Many families have been stuck in overcrowded situations for the last decade where family members are forced to sleep on couches and floors.

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