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#Housing Crisis

From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable? Ireland 2029

'Building upward has a knock-on effect': Could a high-rise skyline make Dublin more liveable?

And could it happen in the next 10 years? Hear more on episode two of Ireland 2029.

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour Cost Of Living

Housing crisis drives 40c increase in Living Wage to €12.30 per hour

The report also said there were increased costs in energy in the last 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie 19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again Under Pressure

19 new rent pressure zones come into effect as national rent average increases yet again

Pressure zones are designated areas where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per annum.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Airbnb

Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws Exclusive

Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner Housing

'It's a huge success': First sale of mortgage-to-rent home back to original owner

The scheme allows people who are in mortgage arrears to remain in their homes and pay rent to an approved housing body.

From TheJournal.ie Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable' Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

From TheJournal.ie 'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules Short-term Lets

'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules

Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes Opinion

Opinion: Co-living will push up the price of land and make it unviable to build residential homes

Co-living is exciting alright – for property developers, writes housing policy analyst, Mel Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat Cramped This post contains videos

'It's 5 ft 6 so I could lie exactly width-wise in it': This art student has created a replica of her student flat

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues at a summer showcase.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments' Housing Crisis

Taoiseach: Co-living an option - 'it's not going to replace traditional houses and apartments'

Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy faced opposition on their co-living stance in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe Opinion

Plans for 'co-living' apartment blocks in Dublin are in opposition to the 'cohousing' model popular in Europe

Cohousing arrangements are a co-operative movement that helps to create affordable housing, writes Tom O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits' Housing Crisis

Don't judge co-living on one planning application, says minister as proposals dubbed '21st century bedsits'

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said co-living is an ‘exciting’ choice for young workers.

From TheJournal.ie Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light Housing

Development of 88 apartments at former Phoenix Park racecourse gets green light

An Bord Pleanala granted permission for the development after an appeal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis Raise The Roof

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people Housing Crisis

Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people

Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.

From TheJournal.ie The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years 141 Million

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes Social Housing
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare Opinion

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare

‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed Decision Time

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word' Opinion

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

From TheJournal.ie PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions New Laws

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021 Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one' Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie 'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan Opinion

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

From TheJournal.ie Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis Bad To Worse

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

From TheJournal.ie Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here Solutions

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list Housing Crisis

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health Dublin City Council

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health

There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

From TheJournal.ie New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

From TheJournal.ie Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it' Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

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