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Housing Executive considering transfer of 2,000 homes

Derry's Bogside. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Seamus McKinney
The Housing Executive has confirmed it is considering transferring up to 2,000 properties across the north to housing associations. The body was responding to claims that ownership of up to 225 houses in the Derry's Bogside is to be transferred. Independent councillor Gary Donnelly said there are similar plans for houses at Mourneview in Newry and in Belfast. He suggested the move could lead to increased rents and job losses within the Housing Executive. “This is part of plans to abolish the Housing Executive by stealth and will have a detrimental effort on working class [...]
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