SINGLE and small family households dominate the Housing Executive’s (NIHE) waiting list in the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough, the local council has heard.
The NIHE, which delivered its annual report at a special council meeting last week, also revealed that 83 incidents of anti-social behaviour were dealt with by the Dungannon District Office in the last 12 months. The majority of these related to noise nuisance and issues with pets and animals.
And while the gap between demand and supply in Dungannon’s social housing sector narrowed slightly, there were still 1,117 applicants on the waiting list at the end of March this year.
Some 638 people were deemed to be in housing stress, compared to 664 for the same period last year. The number of homeless applicants awarded full duty status, meanwhile, was 251, down just slightly from 256 the year before.
Announcing details of investment in the Dungannon area over the next twelve months, Oonagh McAvinney, South West Area Manager, said: “During 2014/15, we will support the delivery of new social housing as well as investing £3.377million upgrading and maintaining tenants’ homes”.