Belfast Rental Crisis: Homes for people, not profit!
Amidst record levels of homelessness, sky-high rents and endless waitlists for housing - the construction industry and landlords are boasting about record profits. Why is it that we have more vacant properties than homeless in Northern Ireland? Róise McCann analyses the multiple crises that the housing crisis feeds into, and puts forward demands for a movement to challenge dodgy construction barons and landlords alike.
Stop privatisation of the NI Housing Executive!
Earlier this month, Sinn Féin Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín announced that the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) would begin building new social housing for the first time in about 20 years. In and of itself, that is a welcome development. However, it will be connected to sweeping changes which will see the de facto part-privatisation of the NIHE.
Workers left bottom of the pile
On Monday 22nd April, workers at Garrivan O’Rourke – a company contracted to provide maintenance to Housing Executive…
Housing Executive workers stage sit-in
Wages must be paid immediately No privatisation of Housing Executive services – bring all workers back into Housing…