Updated: 03/01/17 : 12:07:31
Printable Version   Bookmark and Share Share This

national

Apollo House activists want more Nama properties

The Home Sweet Home group wants the Finance Minister to tell Nama to make vacant buildings available for housing.

They argue that the Minister can compel NAMA to use vacant properties to house homeless people.

Legislation allows Michael Noonan to issue a direction to NAMA under its remit to 'contribute to the social and economic development of the state'.

Campaigners are currently marching to the Dáil to deliver a letter to Michael Noonan, claiming Nama could work with councils and housing groups to 'end homelessness in 2017'.

The letter has almost 3,500 signatures.

It is branding homelessness the 'most pressing social need facing the State'.