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Concern as less than 50% of Housing needs assessments forms returned –Reilly

29 July, 2016


Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Noeleen Reilly has expressed concern at the rate of return of Housing needs assessment forms for Dublin City.

Speaking after the housing special policy meeting today, Cllr Reilly said:

“The deadline for the return of the Housing needs assessment form was 27th July.  Housing management told us today that only 10,000 of forms have been returned which represents less than 50% of those on the housing waiting list.

“I had a huge concern from the outset about this process as I have dealt with people in the past that have been removed from the housing list because they did not receive the form or the council did not get it back from the applicant.

“The Council are going to send out the form again to those who haven’t returned it so it is vitally important that all those on the housing waiting list who wish to remain on it return that form as soon as possible.

“I would have concerns for those families who have moved in the last five years and may not even be aware that this assessment is taking place.

“The council need to ensure no one is taken off the list that is in need of housing and all effort must be made to ensure the housing needs assessment is accurate.”

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