Tag Archives: St James

Michelle’s story

Michelle’s story

MICHELLE is a 25-year-old mother who has been on the housing waiting list for six years. She did not want to declare herself homeless and move into a hostel, so rents private accommodation that is partly paid for by her housing benefit.

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Housing inequality

WE report today that over 1,000 West Belfast families in housing stress have applied for the 71 new social housing units being built at present in the Clonavogie Gardens development on the Donegall Road. The news is particularly concerning as it comes at a time of year when our thoughts inevitably turn to family and home.

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1,000 in race for 71 homes

A SOCIAL housing development in the St James’ area of West Belfast has received over 1,000 applications for just 71 units of housing, the Andersonstown News has learned.

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Bracing ourselves for the perfect storm

STANDING at the bus stop on Monday morning, it was hard not to feel the drop in temperature against your cheek announcing winter’s imminent arrival.

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