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€3.8b Social Housing Package launched

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 02:55 PM

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.”

The Social Housing Social Strategy 2020 includes:

  • Supplying 35,000 additional social housing units at a cost of €3.8 billion over the next 6 years;
  • Estimated 29,000 Jobs in construction and promotion of mixed-tenure developments
  • Meeting the housing needs of some 75,000 households through local authority provision via the private rented sector - using Housing Assistance Payment and Rental Accommodation Scheme;
  • Reforming social housing delivery and management in Ireland, 
  • Establishing the Dublin Social Housing Delivery Taskforce, to respond to the current supply difficulties and focus on the delivery of social housing in the Dublin area
  • Sets out road map to accommodate everyone on the Housing Waiting Lists by 2020 (90,000 households)

You can download the Social Housing Strategy 2020 from our policy section and you can also read more of what Minister Alan Kelly said at the launch .

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