Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed a plan by the Housing Executive to invest over £3 million in Creggan homes to tackle damp and mould.
Speaking in the Assembly, the Foyle MLA said:
“It’s welcome news that the Housing Executive will inject over £3 million to revamp homes in Creggan and to help tackle damp and insulation problems.
“Cllr Tina Burke and I have been working with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, Housing Executive and Creggan residents for over a year and I’m pleased that the first phase will begin in coming months.
“Not only will this improve homes, but it will also cut the cost of heating homes and put more money back in people’s pockets as for many of these people, their heating costs were significantly higher.
“Hundreds of homes are impacted by these issues and for too long residents have had to endure dampness and mould this is a welcome first step and I would also urge the housing associations to step up and bring forward a similar scheme in their properties.” CRÍOCH/END