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‘Housing inequalities further entrenched by Girdwood’

A respected human rights activist and housing campaigner said this week the Girdwood plans will continue to entrench the North Belfast housing crisis. Inez McCormack, chair of the Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) Project said with more than 2400 people on the North Belfast housing list, most of whom are Catholic

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Site ‘was never going to solve North issues’

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said the Girdwood development was “never going to solve the inequalities” in North Belfast housing, but it will open the gateway for other housing sites in the area. The Stormont MLA was peaking after criticism that the Girdwood site has been the victim of a DUP and Sinn Féin

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Area for housing scheme queried

Housing minister Nelson McCausland has come under fire for his selection of a pilot area in North Belfast to tackle the empty housing problem despite another area having five times more empty homes. The social development minister announced last week he was taking action on empty homes

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