North West families affected by delays in publication of housing figures

The ongoing delays in the publication of the review on social housing is affecting families across the North West who find themselves unable to secure housing.


That’s according to a Sligo-Leitrim Fianna Fáil TD who says these families do not qualify for social housing as they earn over the threshold for qualification for social housing but do not earn enough to secure a mortgage.


The Minister for Housing committed to a review of social housing eligibility in 2017, but this review has still not been published.


Deputy Eamon Scanlon says the current eligibility criteria for social housing is unrealistic and needs to be examined