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Housing crisis worsens with 44,000 on waiting list as 22,000 homes lie vacant

MLAs urge new approach after Stormont strategy to address situation is branded a failure

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Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Graham Moore

Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Graham Moore

Mark H Durkan. Credit: Simon Graham/Harrisons

Mark H Durkan. Credit: Simon Graham/Harrisons

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Northern Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis. Credit: Graham Moore

Almost 22,000 homes here are lying empty while more than 44,000 people are on the waiting list, according to new figures.

It signals a serious housing crisis, with demand far outstripping supply.


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