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#Social Housing

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists Homelessness

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

From TheJournal.ie A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties Building And Property

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

From TheJournal.ie The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs Do It Yourself

Kilkenny council tells social housing tenants they have to pay for home repairs

A list sent to tenants includes draught-proofing of doors and windows and maintenance of external walls and gates.

From TheJournal.ie Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland Country Living

Housing 'passport' scheme could give those on city housing lists the option to move to rural Ireland

A review of the income eligibility limits for social housing supports has commenced.

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

From TheJournal.ie 'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men' Read Me

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

From TheJournal.ie Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights Social Housing

Poor social housing conditions fail to uphold tenants' human rights

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) found that the state was in breach of the European Social Charter.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year Housing Crisis

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly FOLD IReland

'I wasn't alive for six years, then I started living again': How new homes made a huge difference to the elderly

A new development recently won the top prize at the Irish Council for Social Housing’s 8th Biennial Community Housing Awards.

From TheJournal.ie Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council South Dublin

Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council

Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.

From TheJournal.ie 'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing Housing Crisis

'How does a crisis turn into a tragedy?': The lessons Ireland can learn about UK's social housing

A new documentary being shown in the IFI on the UK’s housing crisis may point the way for steps to take in an Irish context, say experts.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin Social Housing

Councillors approve a plan for 540 affordable houses in south Dublin

It would consist of 200 social houses and apartments and 340 affordable homes.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland? All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years? Social Housing

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015? Social Housing

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

From TheJournal.ie 'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel Homeless Family

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

From TheJournal.ie Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent Homelessness Crisis

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

From TheJournal.ie Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years Rebuilding Ireland

Government's 'over-reliance' on private rental sector could cost €23.8 billion over 30 years

A new report argues that investment should be made into local authority housing as opposed to privately owned homes.

From TheJournal.ie Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder' Down Tools

Housing minister publishes emergency legislation to close planning permission 'blunder'

An issue had arisen whereby planning permission granted for large-scale housing developments during the recession could run out, forcing workers to down tools.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today First Day Out

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

From TheJournal.ie More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing Social Housing

More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg will be social and affordable housing

The deal was made between the city council, Department of Housing and the developers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?' Opinion

'Do we invest money into private pockets, or into public housing, that we own?'

It is entirely feasible to establish a State company that can borrow off balance sheet, writes Éilis Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale Where's The Money?

No houses have been built with €400 million from Bord Gáis sale

The government said that no “provision and/or financing of social housing on an off-balance sheet basis could be identified”.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma Clúid Housing

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma

A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation Homelessness

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year?

In the second instalment of our two-part series, FactCheck referees an on-air dispute between Damien English and Eoin Ó Broin.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 8,500 social housing units currently being built?

Part One of FactCheck’s two-part series on high-profile disputes over social housing, this week.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many new social housing units does the government plan to build?

Richard Bruton made the claim, and a FactCheck reader asked us to step in, so we did.

From TheJournal.ie Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build) 1A St Patricks Road

Council-built house that was vacant for 10 years goes up for sale (for €200,000 less than it cost to build)

The house is up for sale with an asking price of €400,000.

From TheJournal.ie What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis? Nama Housing Investigation

What is Nama doing to help Cork's housing crisis?

We look at how Nama does (and doesn’t) provide social housing in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65? Tallaght Cross

Nama offered a council 507 social housing units in Dublin - so why did it only take 65?

A Nama spokesperson says that the units “were sold following a sales process conducted by a receiver on an open market basis”.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply? Ghost Estates

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it' Looking For A Home

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

From TheJournal.ie Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House United Front

Unite says there is no parallel between its plan to build apartments and Apollo House

Activists called the union’s involvement in Apollo House a “publicity stunt”.

From TheJournal.ie Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site Ballyfermot

Man sets fire to digger with driver inside at Dublin building site

A local councillor said he hoped this would not stop the progress of building 72 social housing units.

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience' Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless Apollo House

Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey among group that took over abandoned building for homeless

The group said the occupation was to give homeless people a bed for Christmas.