Cllr James Browne has expressed bitter disappointment that no social housing construction has been allocated to Enniscorthy town or District in Minister Kelly's latest housing announcement. Enniscorthy currently has over 1,200 people on the council housing waiting list and this number is rising weekly, in part due to the dramatic increase in court ordered home repossessions. 36 houses were repossessed in Wexford Circuit Court in the first three months of this year alone; this is a 600% increase on the same period last year when 6 houses were repossessed. Cllr Browne has said that the lack of housing allocation to Enniscorthy will come as a devastating blow to local families who were desperately hoping for some good news from the government's much publicised housing announcement. The total allocation for the entire county of Wexford was a measly 19 houses. Considering the there are over 3000 people on the housing waiting list, this amounts to little more than a few crumbs and is barely half of 1% of the total houses needed for Wexford. Furthermore, it will be at least 18months before these houses are built and available to new tenants. Cllr Browne has warned that the housing situation is at a crisis level.