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#Housing

# housing - Today’s News

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.

# housing - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Seattle's housing crisis is making it look to taller and denser homes

The city’s average house price is above €700,000.

# housing - Friday 16 February, 2018

Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year

Ministers launched the Project Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework today in Sligo.

# housing - Thursday 15 February, 2018

FactFind: Is it cheaper to have a mortgage than rent in Ireland?

We’ve all heard it in the pub, but is it actually true?

# housing - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Deeply troubling': Dublin rent €380 higher a month than at Celtic Tiger peak

The lowest average rents were in Leitrim, at €542; and Donegal, at €599, a Daft.ie Rent Report found.

# housing - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list

The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.

# housing - Monday 5 February, 2018

Explainer: What is the National Planning Framework 2040?

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre

The Townhouse on Gardiner Street is the largest family hub in the country.

# housing - Saturday 3 February, 2018

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.

# housing - Friday 2 February, 2018

Surge in demand for houses which qualify for government-backed mortgages

The Government announced the new scheme as part of its Rebuilding Ireland initiative.

# housing - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation

Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.

# housing - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

Saving for a house? Sometimes a person can't move back home, borrow from parents or travel

Moving abroad is expected but Ireland should make life affordable and attractive for young people, writes Niamh Baker.

# housing - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Government provided just 20% of its planned target of rapid-build houses by the end of last year

The government’s 2017 Rebuilding Ireland progress report was released this week.

'They know the gun is to the head': Vexatious objectors are delaying the construction of new homes

The head of the Construction Federation of Ireland said developers are paying objectors up to €10,000 to make their objections go away.

# housing - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Leo: 'I didn't actually get help from my parents - I got a 100% mortgage' Exclusive

Varadkar had said that “lots of us” received help in raising deposits.

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'

The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.

Poll: Could you ask your parents or a relative for help in buying a home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Could you ask your parents or a relative for help in buying a home?

Leo Varadkar drew the ire of a number of commentators yesterday over a speech he gave in the Dáil around housing.

# housing - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Landlords would face much steeper fines for breaching rules under proposed laws

The bill has received cross-party support

'Private renters need three months' notice and should know what previous tenants paid'

The maximum fine that landlords face for breaking the rules on notice periods should rise from €4,000 to €15,000, writes Róisín Shortall.

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# housing - Monday 22 January, 2018

First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages

Applicants can choose a fixed rate of interest for the duration of the loan.

# housing - Sunday 21 January, 2018

How the Danish co-housing model could help solve Ireland's crisis

This type of housing scheme has started to break into the Irish market.

# housing - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Three 1830s houses demolished at Dublin's Five Lamps to make way for social housing

The State conservation group had suggested the houses be made protected structures, but an order to demolish them to build housing for senior citizens had already been made.

# housing - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

'A chronic over-reliance': 76% of social housing came from the private rental sector last year

Opposition politicians, housing experts and NGO officials have all criticised an overreliance on the private sector.

# housing - Monday 15 January, 2018

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.

# housing - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

# housing - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Pressure grows on reappointment of Conor Skehan as housing chair, councillors seek to block it

Skehan has faced scrutiny for his comments on homeless families “gaming the system”.

# housing - Friday 5 January, 2018

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year

Conor Skehan’s five year stint as chair of the agency was due to end at the beginning of this year.

# housing - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

# housing - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

# housing - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

# housing - Monday 1 January, 2018

11 stories that summed up Ireland's crazy property market in 2017

Do you remember how Orla moved back in with her parents to save for a mortgage?

# housing - Sunday 31 December, 2017

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.

Plan for 1,100 social and affordable houses on land bank in Blanchardstown called 'half-baked'

But could it be an answer to the housing crisis?

# housing - Friday 29 December, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Help-to-buy scheme has cost more than originally anticipated

Originally the scheme was estimated to cost the Exchequer €50m.

# housing - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# housing - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Over 500 home-buyers have got the maximum €20,000 Help-to-Buy relief

Around €62 million has been paid to developers under the scheme.

# housing - Friday 22 December, 2017

98% of HAP properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards

Of these 117 failed properties, compliance was only achieved in eight.

# housing - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Residential Tenancies Board dealing with four to five illegal eviction cases a week

The RTB director said that the it was working to make sure landlords were “doing the right thing” across a number of areas when it came to renting.

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