Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Colly Kelly has encouraged people to take part in a consultation launched by the Department for Communities on the reclassification of housing associations and the future of House Sales Schemes in the north.
Councillor Kelly said:
“There is a housing crisis in the north with over 20,000 households in housing stress and stark inequalities in the waiting list for social housing.
“In this context the reclassification of housing associations and the house sales scheme are hugely important issues, impacting on the social housing stock.
“This consultation gives the public in Derry the opportunity to make their views clear and ensure that housing waiting lists and inequalities are tackled.
“A number of public events will be held as part of the Consultation and I would encourage the public to attend.
“The event in Derry will take place on Wednesday 15 August in the Millennium Forum;
“The consultation period will run from today and close on the 24th September 2018. Details of the public events and the consultation documents can be found at: www.communities-ni.gov.uk/