Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the largest shake up of public housing announced today by Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín.
The Foyle MLA said;
“I welcome the radical plan brought forward today by Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín which amounts to the biggest shake up of public housing for 50 years.
“This plan will allow the Housing Executive to build houses and give them power to borrow to fund what will be the biggest public housing programme for decades.
“As part of a comprehensive review of the rental system, tenants will continue to have the lowest rents on these islands and it will also call time on bad landlords.
“This will result in houses being built where they are needed most and an effective and fair allocation policy to ensure those who need houses get them.
“This shake up will also enable anyone in public housing to buy an affordable home if they wish to.
“I am particularly pleased to hear there will be a focus on house building in Derry and I look forward to working with the minister to ensure its delivery.”