Leitrim Councillor says new measures to alleviate housing crisis will not be enough

A Leitrim councillor says new measures aimed to ease housing crisis and help Ukrainian refugees find homes will not go far enough to alleviate the crisis.


Social welfare recipients can rent a room in their house up to a value of €14,000 a year without affecting their payments, under the new Government measures.


Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys is to bring forward the measures to free up accommodation both for the domestic housing crisis and ease the existing pressures in finding accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.


Drumkeerin based Councillor Padraig Fallon says the proposed moves do not go far enough and will only benefit a small cohort.


The Sinn Fein Councillors says rebates should also be provided to the owners of empty properties.