Over 2,000 families vying for 67 homes in Shantallow

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan
Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan
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Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has welcomed the news from Apex Housing that it has allocated the first of 67 new social homes at Bradley’s pass.

The Housing spokesperson said: “This is a good news for social housing provision in Shantallow as it will provide families with a modern well equipped home.

“Apex Housing have said that 23 homes out of the 67 units have been allocated this week and have also conformed the official name of the development is Racecourse Mews.

“However the number of people waiting for a home in the city has increased dramatically over the past few years with more than 550 people on the homeless list in the Colon office alone.

“It is therefore crucial that with over 2000 people on the citywide list that local Minister Mark H Durkan grants planning permission to the Skeoge lands for a major housing development that will help alleviate the crisis in housing.”