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Only 135 vacant social houses on the Island

Sat, 20 May 2023

By Emma Draper - Local Democracy Reporter
By Emma Draper - Local Democracy Reporter
There are currently 135 vacant public housing properties across the Island with 31 of those in Douglas.
However, five per cent of Port Erin Commissioners’ social housing is vacant, despite government guidance saying no more than two per cent should be empty.
The Department of Infrastructure has 20 vacant properties, Ramsey Commissioners has five and Peel Commissioners has three.
Chair of Port Erin Commissioners Godfrey Egee , says COVID affected the authority’s housing plans.
He says the authority is trying to build more public sector housing for its residents:


  • Godfrey Housing IV


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