Protecting housing rights for people in hostels and temporary/emergency accommodation

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue is to bring a motion before Derry City and Strabane District Council this week calling on the NIHE to resolve issues around legal recognition for people living in hostels and temporary/emergency accommodation.

She said “I felt it was very important to bring forward this motion to the Council to ensure that homeless people’s right are protected.

“There is a particular problem around people living in hostels and other temporary/emergency accommodation across our society who are homeless and deserve to be legally recognised as such by having Full Duty Applicant status awarded.

“I will be looking for the Housing Executive to resolve this matter as quickly as possible.

Motion

That this Council commends the #FDANODELAY campaign and recognises that people living in hostels and other temporary/emergency accommodation across our society are homeless and deserve to be legally recognised as such by having Full Duty Applicant status awarded.  This Council calls on the NIHE Chief Executive to respond outlining what measures the NIHE will now take to accurately audit the extent of the problem regarding homeless people who are not recognised as such and what steps will be taken to remedy these oversights.