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Is there a need for more social housing in Gortin?

A PUBLIC meeting is taking place later this month as part of efforts to ascertain whether more social housing is needed in Gortin.

The Rural Housing Association (RHA), based in Omagh, has partnered with the Housing Executive to launch a series of social housing demand tests to identify housing need within rural locations across the North.

Gortin is one of the areas where a social housing demand test is to be carried out, with a public meeting scheduled to take place in the village’s community centre on Monday, October 21, starting at 7.30pm.

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A spokesperson for the RHA said, “If housing need is identified there may be the potential to develop new-build social housing in the area.”

The RHA provides social housing in rural areas across the North.

The spokesperson added, “The aim of these social housing demand tests is to identify where there is a hidden need for social or affordable housing in rural communities.

“Evidence suggests that some people living in rural communities who are eligible for social housing do not register with the Housing Executive due to the limited availability of social housing in rural communities.”

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