Hassan welcomes £280 Million for Housing Associations

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news that Choice  and Apex housing associations have secured a combined £280m from the European Investment Bank to help build thousands of new social homes across the north.tony-sandra-and-elisha-shantallow-oct-2013-c-mc-menamin-pics-(72)

 

Councillor Tony Hassan said “This is good news for the thousands of people in Derry and across the six counties who are on the ever growing housing waiting lists.

Like many in the city I would hope this could unlock the potential of the H2 site on the Buncrana Road proving much needed homes and hundreds of construction jobs.

 

Concluding he said

The Housing Executive must also to be able to get the right to borrow not only to maintain property but to build. The Housing Executive must become a provider as well as just a landlord, and our party will continue to lobby for that in the times ahead.