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 Post subject: Re: The Social Housing Costs Thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:20 pm 
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What happened to the social housing project which was built by future tenants and volunteer group with an architect in charge?
What was the final cost?

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For future reference, a 'soft landing' theorem:
06/2007: Central Bank predicts soft landing for housing
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 96858.html
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 Post subject: Re: The Social Housing Costs Thread
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:30 am 
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Total of 780 social houses built last year

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social- ... -1.3473178

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A total of 780 social houses were built across the State last year, according to figures published by the Department of Housing.

The figure, an increase on the 247 built in 2016, brings to 1,027 the number of social houses built since the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland strategy was announced, less than one-fifth of what was promised in the action plan.

Simon Coveney, who was minister for housing at the time of the plan’s publication, said in January last year there would be 13,189 “local authority new builds” during the course of the plan – from 2016 to 2020 – an average of 2,637 per year.

The 1,027 houses figure – an annual average of 513 units – were considerably lower than the 7,000 social homes Minister of State Damien English said had been “built” last year at an event in Cork city earlier this month, and than the 1,014 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last week said had been built in 2017.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social- ... -1.3418638

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Dublin’s homeless families will no longer be given homes ahead of other candidates on the social housing waiting list, under new proposals from Dublin City Council.

The council said it intended to stop prioritising homeless families for housing to discourage prolonged stays in emergency accommodation and encourage families to take housing in the private rented sector, using the housing assistance payment.

The change in policy comes in the wake of claims earlier this year by Conor Skehan, chairman of the State’s Housing Agency, that families may be “gaming the system” by declaring themselves homeless to jump up the housing waiting list.

In a new report the council said homeless people were securing housing ahead of people who had waited a “far longer time on the housing list”. Last year, in the region of 45 per cent of new tenancies in the city went to homeless people.

‘Patterns of use’
Research into “patterns of use” of emergency accommodation had shown that families staying for long periods were reluctant to accept any accommodation, except a permanent council house, the council’s head of housing, Brendan Kenny, said.


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