Housing Appeal

HOUSING APPEAL

A leading charity has made an urgent appeal for the social housing strategy to be altered.

The current plan is for the government to meet 70% of social housing needs through supports in the private rental sector.

And only 30% will be met through the construction or acquisition of new social houses.

Mary Dempsey is the South East representative on the National Social Justice and Visitation Committee.

She says that a reliance on the private rental market is having a devastating impact on families and there is a need for increased social housing provision.

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