Dream homes for Moneymore
Published: Thur, 26 Mar 2015
School children from Moneymore PS and St Patrick’s PS Moneymore recently took part in the Housing our ‘My Dream Home’ competition.
The competition is part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in the Moneymore area.
Michael Dallat, Mid-Ulster Area Manager, explained:
“We are encouraging anyone in housing need to register with us. Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.
“As well as a drawing sheet, each child was given a leaflet for their parent or guardian encouraging anyone in genuine housing need to come forward. The standard of drawings was very high.
“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.”
We would encourage anyone in housing need in the Moneymore area to contact it before 3 April by calling 028 3831 5870 or email for further information and to register an interest.
We would like to thank the pupils, and their teachers, for helping to organise the competition. The winner from Moneymore PS was Holly Simpson and from St Patrick’s PS it was Johnny Moran.