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#Social Housing

From TheJournal.ie Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

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 Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two Social Housing

'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two

The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting? The Family Silver

Dublin council depot sites could deliver over 1,000 homes - so why are we waiting?

A commitment not to sell off valuable sites has been welcomed – but it will be years before housing is actually built.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years Social Housing

Murphy says it's 'ultimately fair' those who turn down two 'reasonable' social housing offers be blacklisted for 5 years

Murphy is set to reform the current process, extending the time a person won’t receive an offer from one year to five.

From TheJournal.ie NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows Social Housing

NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows

The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency.

From TheJournal.ie Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes Social Housing
From TheJournal.ie Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

From TheJournal.ie Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold Leeside

Tenants spared mass eviction after Cork apartment complex is sold

Clúid Housing and Cork City Council have purchased Leeside Apartments.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year Housing

Dublin City Council built just 74 new social houses last year

The Housing Department released a breakdown of figures this week.

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 Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed Housing

Just over 4,000 new social houses built last year as target missed

House acquisitions by local authorities has also risen.

From TheJournal.ie Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments The Liberties

Locals hold out hope that Weaver Garden allotments will be saved over rapid-build Liberties apartments

“We’re planting something that’s going to grow in Spring, so we’re hoping we get to stay,” a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020 Progress Report

Social housing stock dries up but Nama says it's still on course to deliver 20,000 homes by 2020

The head of Nama has hailed 2018 as “another very successful year”.

From TheJournal.ie The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy' Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'This isn't acceptable': Government delivers less than half of planned social housing in first 9 months of the year Social Housing
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections Opinion

Opinion: It took us 8 years to build 19 social homes although we owned the land and there were no objections

Bureaucratic and administrative delays could be eliminated if councils were given funding to build homes directly, writes Labour councillor Dermot Lacey.

From TheJournal.ie 'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out' Social Housing

'I have security for life... there will be nobody knocking to say: Sorry, you have to move out'

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy opened 44 new social housing units in Dundrum, Dublin this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates Housing Crisis

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism St Cuthbert's Park

'It's like a scene out of The Wire': Building on Dublin housing site stopped after intimidation and vandalism

A local councillor said workers have been threatened and there have been reports of deliberate arson.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

From TheJournal.ie Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them' Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others Social Housing

Varadkar says socialists want to separate 'people paying for everything but qualifying for nothing' from others

The Taoiseach said socialists want to segregate communities.

From TheJournal.ie An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs Long Time Coming

An 11-year wait for windows: How Dublin tenants are left waiting years for repairs

Dublin City Council residents described years of waiting for repairs, repeated phone calls and ineffectual visits from council staff.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered Housing Crisis

Minister says 200 new social housing units stalled due to construction firm examinership will be delivered

A number of subcontractors have complained that they have not been paid for their work on the State-funded projects.

From TheJournal.ie High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership Mdy Construction

High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership

Co Kildare based MDY Construction Ltd is currently involved in six projects.

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing Affordable Housing

Concerns over future of construction firm involved in building social housing

Questions hang over the completion of social and affordable housing projects.

From TheJournal.ie Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin Ballymun

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

From TheJournal.ie Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses Housing Crisis

Report says local authorities should stop letting tenants buy council houses

The report launched today has also suggested councils should build smaller units so tenants can downsize when their children are grown.

From TheJournal.ie After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration A Long Time Coming

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

From TheJournal.ie Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked Cromcastle Court

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.

From TheJournal.ie 'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour' No Confidence Motion

'An unnecessary distraction': Murphy criticises Sinn Féin over 'potentially reckless behaviour'

Sinn Féin had been floating the possibility of tabling the motion of no confidence in Murphy over the past few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless' Homeless

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today Social Housing

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector Social Housing

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

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