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Build: There is urgent need for more social housing across NI

Build: There is urgent need for more social housing across NI

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Build: There is urgent need for more social housing across NI

Minister for Communities, Deidre Hargey, recently announced that in 2020-21 the programme to encourage the building of social homes started 2,403 new housing units: well above the target of 1,850, which was set last year.

While that is a welcome result, the Minister would probably also agree that other aspects of the plans to provide social housing leave continuing deficiencies which should be tackled in the continuing Programme for Government.

Year by year, the number of new houses being built, both for social housing and for private sector rent or sale, has remained below what would represent an adequate supply.


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