Fears for public sector housing reform

Ramsey MHK's concern

Clarity is being sought over changes to public sector housing policy, after concerns some residents could face eviction from their homes.

A consultation is currently underway to change the access and eligibility criteria for local authority homes, based on residents' ages and incomes.

It's coupled with an anticipated 3.1% rent increase in April.

In Tynwald next week, Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper will ask the Infrastructure Minister what will happen to a number of tenants who might fall out of the criteria.

He says it's a worry

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