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Monday, 2nd December 2019

Positive feedback from housing information meeting

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Speakers at the public information meeting to help people with problems to do with housing.

Last week’s public information meeting to help people with problems to do with housing organised by Councillors Paddy McQuillan and Maeve Yore and hosted by Senator Gerard Craughwell drew some very positive feedback from those in attendance.

Among the panel of Experts with some excellent advice was Gillian O’Hara of AIB, Drogheda who advised on the process for applying for a mortgage and all the documentation and deposits needed - you can contact Gillian on 041-9836523 or gillian.g.ohara@aib.ie .

Solicitor Ivan Feran went through each stage of conveyancing and costs involved in buying a house - he advised that although it can be a complex process, with a good solicitor on your side things should run smoothly - www.feran.ie Contact no. 041-9831055

Jim Baneham of the Housing Agency gave a comprehensive breakdown of all the housing options available to buyers available through Local Authorities under the Rebuilding Ireland Programme  www.housingagency.ie

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Emily Monahan of Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) , 1 Mayoralty St, Drogheda outlined the role of MABS which is a free, independent, confidential and non judgemental service that helps people with budgeting, financial and mortgage issues. Helpline Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 076-1072000

The final speaker of the night Roslynn Doherty Director of The Financial Foundation, 30 Laurence St Drogheda also gave excellent advice on the help they offer to restructure people’s debt and protect family homes, their work with creditors to find sustainable solutions and will be conduit between lender and family - www.thefinancialfoundation.ie Contact 041-9835710

Councillor Paddy McQuillan thanked Senator Gerard Craughwell for hosting the first in  what he says will be a series of Housing Meetings planned for Drogheda.

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