Cllr Morris Concerned Over Staff Levels Of Council Housing Section

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Cllr Seamus Morris is expressing concerns about staffing levels in the Housing Section of Tipperary county council.

The Councillor says he currently is supporting 28 people seeking accommodation as their Notice to Quit is due to expire in the coming weeks while other constituents are currently living with family or friends in temporary arrangements.

The Cllr says based on his experience in Nenagh he is not surprised to learn that the Council is currently dealing with 300 Notices to Quit across the county.

The Housing Department’s February Homeless Report published yesterday reports 42 people in emergency accommodation in Tipperary due to homelessness – down from 45 in January of this year.

The Independent Councillor says despite the huge efforts by the council staff a situation is developing where working families are weeks away from not having a roof over their heads.

Cllr Morris is seeking clarification from the Council Executive regarding turnover of staff in the Housing section and asks that efforts be made to ensure that housing has the full complement of staff to deal with what he terms this “emergency situation” and that additional staff be allocated if necessary.  

The Council advises any person receiving a Notice to Quit from their landlord to contact the Council Housing Section immediately to allow for use to be made of the notice period to source alternative accommodation.