COUNTY COUNCIL EXPECTS TO DEAL WITH 65 CASES OF HOMELESSNESS IN 2015

7 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Up to 65 presentations by people as homeless are expected to be dealt with by Monaghan Co Council this year.

This was the projection given at Monday’s meeting of the Council by Senior Executive Housing Officer Nuala Woods.

She stated that while such presentations were increasing in the county, the unit of the local authority that dealt with homelessness put in a tremendous amount of work to try to prevent the problem.

Ms Woods pointed out that the Co Council tried to seek alternative forms of help for people confronted by this situation, and had a full-time homelessness officer who provided support to people in accessing benefits, work and private accommodation.

The issue was raised by Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Coyle during a debate on the Co Council’s housing strategy for the coming years. Colr Coyle asked the amount of people presenting as homeless in Co Monaghan.

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