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150 social housing offers refused locally over the last 2 years

Jun 12, 2023 13:14 By Shannonside News
150 social housing offers refused locally over the last 2 years
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Some houses offered by Leitrim County Council were refused due to them being "too close to an ex-partner".

150 offers of social housing across Longford, Leitrim, and Roscommon were refused in the last 2 years.

As many as two in five offers were refused last year alone, according to a county-by-county breakdown by the Irish Independent

The latest figures published show that 150 refusals of social housing were made between 2021 and 2022 across the 3 counties.

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In Roscommon, a total of 429 offers were made with 47 of those refused by the potential tenants.

A similar number of offers were made in Longford between 2021 and last year at 427, however 84 of those offers were refused.

While in Leitrim, there were 19 refusals of social housing from 166 offers.

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Some of the most popular reasons for refusals were apartments or duplexes being offered instead of houses, the locations being 'unsuitable', and a lack of parking space.

Some houses offered by Leitrim County Council were refused due to them being "too close to an ex-partner".

Nationally, over 5,000 offers of social housing were refused between 2021 and 2022

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