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€3.8b Social Housing Package launched

November 26, 2014

Minister Alan Kelly

Over the next six years 35,000 additional social housing units will be made available as part of a €3.8billion social housing package announced today by Minister Alan Kelly.

Speaking at the launch Minister Kelly said the six-year €3.8b programme sets out to fully meet the Government’s ambitious goals for housing.

“It makes a fresh start for social housing in Ireland. One of the main priorities for this Government is to address the challenge of providing social housing for the people of this country; this strategy sets out how we will achieve this priority.”

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Social Housing Strategy 2020

November 26, 2014

Social Housing Strategy 2020

Everyone needs a home: a secure, comfortable place in a pleasant and sustainable community; a place to rear a family, if they so wish, and to grow old in serenity.

In recent years, our society has not been meeting its obligation to thousands of people who need assistance to provide a home for themselves. This situation did not happen by accident. It is partially the outcome of an undersupply of homes directly provided by the State for people who cannot afford to provide them for themselves and partially the result of reversals in Exchequer funding, a trend that has been redressed this year.

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