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To: Council CEOs & Councillors
Turn Empty Homes into Public Homes: Galway County Council
Demand councils across Ireland turn vacant properties into homes for those of use who need them. There are enough homes for people who need them and councils need to stop sitting in their hand as vulture funds, developers, banks drive up rents. There are also many many abandoned properties lying idle that could be made into homes.
Why is this important?
Thousands of people are being forced into factory-like accomodation with camp beds in halls, insecure hostels and cramped institutions, while some are even pitching tents or sleeping on the streets.
Meanwhile thousands of homes lie empty across the Island - some have been built by toxic vulture funds and are owned by banks and businesses waiting on the prices to rise to turn a quick buck. Others are lying in disrepair with little intention to be used again. Many Airbnb’s and tourist lets are used only for a few weeks of the year.