38pc refusal-rate of social housing offers in Leitrim

New figures show seventeen households in Leitrim rejected offers of social housing this year because they felt the property wasn’t suitable.

Details released under the Freedom of Information Act also show that more than 38 per cent of all offers made in the county in 2017 were refused.

 

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A total of 94 offers of social housing were made in Leitrim this year, 22 of which were made in the Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District – 14 in the town itself, seven in Mohill and one in Drumcong.

Of those, six were refused.

This is a much smaller refusal rate than in the Manorhamilton Municipal District, where 25 of the 55 were declined.

In the Ballinamore MD, five of the 17 offers were rejected.

Of the 36 refusals throughout the county, 17 were turned down because the applicants said the property didn’t meet their needs.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Séadhna Logan is greatly concerned about this.

Five other people turned down an offer because of estate-management concerns, while four households deemed the location unsuitable.