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Sinn Féin urge HE to develop derelict properties

16 May, 2018 - by Carál Ní Chuilín

Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín has urged the Housing Executive to develop a number of derelict properties in the Lower Cliftonville area and in other parts of North Belfast.

The North Belfast MLA was speaking after Sinn Fein, in conjunction with residents from the area, brought the Chief Executive of the Housing Executive to view the properties this week.

She commented: “We have asked the Housing Executive to invest in these properties to ensure that they are brought up to standard so that local families can live in them.  Some of the properties belong to the Housing Executive and some of them are in private ownership but they should be put to use given the overwhelming extent of housing shortages and inequalities in this area.

“We also met with Clamill Housing Association today who have purchased 30 derelict homes which will now be refurbished. This is welcome news for the many people locally who have been on the Housing Waiting List for years.

“We would also reiterate our appeal to all social housing providers to focus on increasing their supply of social homes in North Belfast to ensure the need for proper housing is met.”

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