An analysis of NAMA properties in Donegal should be made to see which of them may be suitable to include in the Council housing stock.

That’s the view of Letterkenny/Milford Area County Council candidate Siobhán McLaughlin.

"I am calling for Donegal County Council, the County Manager, and the Housing Section to take immediate action to identify NAMA properties which could be used to house people who have been on the Council housing list for significant periods of time," she said.

"There are currently more than 2,000 people on the Council housing list, many of whom have been on it for a number of years. Meanwhile, according to the NAMA website there are 18 NAMA properties in Donegal − including houses, a housing estate, and open land.

"It is essential that every measure possible be undertaken to shorten the Council housing list by providing housing to people who need it in Donegal. There are serious challenges for low-income people in the private rented sector and also with the Rent Allowance Scheme, meaning that in many cases these are not viable alternatives to Council housing,” she added.

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