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From TheJournal.ie Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year Budget 2021

Social housing: Government pledges €500 million to build 9,500 new units next year

Michael McGrath said the State “needs to place a much greater emphasis” on directly building social and affordable housing.

From TheJournal.ie Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary' Housing

Co-living developer seeks meeting with housing minister over 'sustained misinformed public commentary'

The request comes as the minister carries out a review on whether co-living developments should be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid Kenilworth Motors

Another Dublin 6 co-living development labelled 'totally incompatible' in the age of Covid

With a review underway into the permission for a development in Rathmines, another application for Harold’s Cross is being considered.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen' Housing Crisis

ESRI says affordability pressures for renters 'likely to worsen'

Renters are more likely to work in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: Now is the time for the Government to borrow and invest in public housing

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin says the new government has already reneged on its promises in relation to housing.

From TheJournal.ie Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients Covid19

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019 Housing Crisis

Not-for-profit housing associations provided 41% of social housing in 2019

The figures were released in the Irish Council for Social Housing’s activity report for 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

From TheJournal.ie Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic Social Welfare

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis' Covid-19

'We must protect Generation Rent from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis'

Dr Michael Byrne of UCD welcomes new measures to protect tenants but says they should not be left to pick up the pieces once the virus passes.

From TheJournal.ie Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again Rebuilding Ireland

Under 6,000 new social houses built in 2019 as government misses target again

Just 5,771 new builds were delivered to the government last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

From TheJournal.ie Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis Housing

Number of rental properties continues to rise - but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis

A new report by the Simon Communities says new properties are out of reach of HAP customers.

From TheJournal.ie House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006 Housing Crisis

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic Frontline Lifeline

Daft.ie is helping provide free accommodation for doctors and nurses battling the Covid-19 pandemic

It’s expected that a feature allowing doctors and nurses to self-isolate outside of hospitals will be live by next week.

From TheJournal.ie February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148 February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin Housing

Opinion: Renters should not be left with a debt burden after Covid-19, writes Eoin Ó Broin

The Sinn Féin TD says where renters can’t pay, landlords must be guaranteed a mortgage moratorium.

Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time

Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you in favour of a time-limited rent freeze?

The constitutionality of a rent freeze has been debated for some time.

From TheJournal.ie UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation Student Protest

UCD students stage tent protest against 'spiralling' cost of campus accommodation

Students are organising a large demonstration for next week.

From TheJournal.ie Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus Digs

Students call on University of Limerick to reverse decision to double-up bedrooms on campus

Rent for the twin rooms will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year? Factcheck

FactCheck: Will the government spend more on HAP than on new social housing this year?

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin O Broin made the claim on television this week – but is he right?

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out' Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution Rent Freeze

Column: It’s not so simple, Minister, the proposed rent freeze bill could work under the Constitution

David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College, says Eoghan Murphy may be proven wrong on the rent freeze bill

From TheJournal.ie Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation Housing Crisis

Murphy claims bill 'unconstitutional' as Dáil debates Sinn Féin's rent freeze legislation

The bill would see rents frozen for the next three years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief Fáilte Ireland

Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief

The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.

From TheJournal.ie Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns Budget 2020

Government's Budget plans won't do enough to solve housing crisis, expert warns

The government announced it would support the delivery of over 11,000 new social homes next year.

From TheJournal.ie RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go' Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

From TheJournal.ie 'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife' Housing Crisis

'I either have to leave the Defence Forces or stay and be homeless with my pregnant wife'

Officers today called for the provision of quarters for married couples or the introduction of a rent allowance to assist them.

From TheJournal.ie We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals? Housing Crisis

We have an NCT for cars, so should landlords need one for their rentals?

Housing charity Threshold says there’s an “unacceptable” number of properties checked.

From TheJournal.ie Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual' Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable' Housing Crisis

Murphy says €310k price tag for O'Devaney Garden homes is 'affordable'

The minister also said €1,200 rent is an affordable amount for a couple to pay.

From TheJournal.ie 'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands Housing Crisis

'It had fantastic resonance': A year after taking over Dublin's vacant buildings, Take Back the City disbands

The coalition of housing groups occupied buildings and offices in the capital last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws Airbnb

Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.

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