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Social housing inequality must be addressed – McCann

16 June, 2016 - by Fra McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann said the Department for Communities should look to develop social housing on land it owns or which is in the ownership of other departments.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“I would ask the department to look at the availability of land to deal with the huge waiting lists in the city but also to offer the option of city centre living for those on social housing waiting lists.

“I have stressed the need to officials from the department for urgent action to be taken to bring this land into use.

“I stated there is a belief that the city centre is the domain of the wealthy and those who can afford to pay for housing but excludes the needy. This needs to change.

“We have been building a city of equals but in terms of social housing development there is an inequality which needs to be addressed.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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