Over 9,200 on housing list
THE latest figures from Fingal County Council show that there are 9,224 'approved applicants' for social housing on the local authority waiting lists.
Answering a question from Cllr. Ruth Coppinger (SP), the council's housing department said there were '9,224 approved applicants for Social Housing Support with Fingal County Council as of November 28, 2013'.
In sharp contrast to that figure, there are currently only 118 vacant social housing units vacant in the county, which are being turned around by the council for re-letting.
Pre-let repairs on a further 142 properties have been carried out by the council so far this year.