Bray­hosts fo­ru­mon hous­ing chal­lenges

Bray People - - NEWS -

TD for Wick­low and East Car­low Stephen Don­nelly met with The Bray Home­less Fo­rum in the town on Fri­day to dis­cuss op­por­tu­ni­ties for dif­fer­ent groups to work to­gether to im­prove the hous­ing sit­u­a­tion and re­spond to the chal­lenges fac­ing Bray and the rest of Wick­low.

Deputy Don­nelly con­grat­u­lated An­nette Kennedy, Chair of the Bray Home­less Fo­rum, on her work in set­ting up a multi-stake­holder fo­rum on Wick­low’s hous­ing chal­lenges.

Deputy Don­nelly said that bring­ing sev­eral groups to­gether was ben­e­fi­cial for ev­ery­one in solv­ing the prob­lem of home­less­ness. ‘It was very use­ful to have the dif­fer­ent groups to­gether to see where the op­por­tu­ni­ties are, and An­nette de­serves great credit for the ini­tia­tive,’ he said. ‘For ex­am­ple, the vol­un­tary hous­ing groups seem to have tech­ni­cal staff that the Coun­cil need in or­der to plan for fu­ture builds.’

Deputy Don­nelly con­tin­ued: ‘Wick­low County Coun­cil could pro­vide valu­able in­put by com­mis­sion­ing a re­port on the scale of the hous­ing chal­lenge, in­clud­ing, for ex­am­ple, the num­ber, size and lo­ca­tions of hous­ing re­quired to meet the cur­rent de­mands.’

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