Government’s housing and mortgage policies have all failed – Doherty


Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the government’s initiatives to help struggling homeowners have all been failures.

He says the much anticipated mortgage to rent scheme was intended to help 3,500 families. However, he says, after three years, only 246 families have been able to avail of the scheme, just three of them in Donegal. In Galway, Longford, Monaghan and Sligo, he says, the figure is zero.

Deputy Doherty says is compounded by the fact that funding for MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, has actually been cut........