Colum is dedicated to pursuing the delivery of social and affordable homes to reverse Derry's housing crisis.

On a daily basis he battles to ensure the plight of those in housing stress in the Foyle constituency is addressed urgently.

Recently published waiting lists show increases of more than 50% in Derry since 2008.Colum is ambitous about solving Derry's housing problem – which amounts to several thousand people on the waiting list - and is working hard to ensure the Stormont leadership acknowledges and shares his vision.

Behind every statistic is a real person with genuine housing need, something Colum is acutely aware of as more than 50% of the people who seek advice in his constituency office are in housing stress.