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We put Cloughmills under the housing spotlight

Published: Thur, 21 Jun 2018
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The local Crochet Club recreated the village in wool thanks to funding from us.
The need for housing in the village is being examined.
Earlier this month, we ran a housing information
event in Cloughmills, where residents had the opportunity to register their interest in social or affordable housing.
Attendees were able to speak to their staff about the application process and get advice on a range of housing issues.  
A ‘My Dream Home’ art competition, where young people were asked to design their fantasy house, was also held in the local primary schools.
These events are part of a rural housing need test in the village, which aims to encourage people to come forward to discuss their housing options.
Mark Alexander, our Causeway Area Manager, explains why the organisation is assessing the need for housing in Cloughmills:
“Earlier this year, people across the world were hooked on Cloughmills when the local Crochet Club completed their woolen replica of the village.
Competition winners Talisha Christie (Cloughmills PS) & Sean Og Blaney (St Brigid’s PS) with Mark Alexander & Eoin McKinney NIHE,  Peter Crabbe Cloughmills PS and Lawrence O'KaneSaint Brigid's PS.
"This brilliant initiative was funded by us and once again we are putting the spotlight on Cloughmills by carrying out a housing need test.
“This test will hopefully allow us to gain an understanding of the housing needs of those interested in living in the village.
“If we identify a demand for social or affordable housing in the village then we will ex
amine the potential for a housing association to deliver a new build scheme.”
Those interested in seeing more affordable or social housing in the village should contact our Rural and Regeneration Unit on 028 9598 2502.