Call for social house building to end inequalities
Speaking after a Sinn Féin Housing and Inequalities Conference the party’s spokesperson on housing Carál Ní Chuilín said:
“Today Sinn Féin held a Housing and Inequalities Conference and we had the privilege of having Daniel Holder from the Committee on the Administration of Justice and Seán Brady from the PPR group, Participation and the Practice of Rights speaking at it.
“The speakers all outlined really progressive positive ways to challenge housing inequalities and ensure that people get the homes that they deserve.
“Sinn Féin want to work with the Department for Communities, we want to work with the Housing Executive but we need to make sure that they have a plan.
“We need real investment in social and affordable housing for those people in need and we need communities to feel empowered to campaign alongside progressive politicians to deliver the change that is required.
“Right across Ireland communities and families are being denied the right to housing whether on sectarian grounds, on class grounds, on racial grounds or simply because people don’t want them to be there or governments don’t want to invest.
“It is not acceptable for a single child to be homeless or living in emergency accommodation or three generations living under the one roof.”