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#housing for all

# housing-for-all - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

Rory Hearne: The housing game is rigged and it's time we called it out

Updated Fri 10:15 PM 42,301 Views 54 Comments

The housing expert says waiting for the market to fix the housing crisis is ‘like waiting for Godot’ – he’s calling on everyone to join the Raise the Roof protest.

# housing-for-all - This month November 2022

Small landlords to be offered up to €10,000 in tax breaks for retrofitting properties
# Housing
# Housing

Small landlords to be offered up to €10,000 in tax breaks for retrofitting properties

Nov 10th 2022, 1:44 PM 37,190 Views 46 Comments

A new scheme will allow landlords to write off expenses for retrofitting rental homes while the tenant remains there.

Government still €2bn behind annual expenditure target for housing as end of year approaches
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government still €2bn behind annual expenditure target for housing as end of year approaches

Nov 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,380 Views 22 Comments

Critics say shortfalls show Housing For All goals won’t be reached this year

Government to review private rental market as housing targets set to be exceeded
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to review private rental market as housing targets set to be exceeded

Updated Nov 2nd 2022, 1:29 PM 33,672 Views 30 Comments

The review of the rental market is expected to be completed before Budget 2024.

# housing-for-all - This year 2022

'A total disaster': Varadkar criticised over comments saying Govt needs 'another go' at housing
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

'A total disaster': Varadkar criticised over comments saying Govt needs 'another go' at housing

Aug 19th 2022, 4:00 PM 40,144 Views 99 Comments

Labour’s Rebecca Moynihan was critical of the Tánaiste, calling for him to ‘roll up his sleeves’ and deliver.

Grants now available of up to €50,000 to refurbish derelict and vacant homes
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Grants now available of up to €50,000 to refurbish derelict and vacant homes

Updated Jul 14th 2022, 12:41 PM 41,559 Views 40 Comments

The Croí Cónaithe Fund was launched as part of the government’s Housing for All strategy.

Government's €400 million shared equity scheme for first-time buyers now open for applications
# First Home
# First Home

Government's €400 million shared equity scheme for first-time buyers now open for applications

Jul 7th 2022, 3:16 PM 23,539 Views 16 Comments

The scheme aims to help people secure a home by providing part of the purchase price of the dwelling in return for a minority equity stake.

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%
# Housing
# Housing

HAP discretion rate changes for the first time in 6 years, increasing to 35%

Jun 3rd 2022, 1:43 PM 23,069 Views 32 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says he will be expanding the couple’s rate to single people.

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told renters can't afford a pension when they're paying €2,000 in rent

Mar 30th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,415 Views 41 Comments

Opposition parties raised concerns about reports that the new pension scheme is needed to pay for ‘generation rent’ who will never own a home.

No planning permission needed for conversion of vacant pubs into homes, says minister
# Housing
# Housing

No planning permission needed for conversion of vacant pubs into homes, says minister

Feb 25th 2022, 1:57 PM 22,396 Views 9 Comments

The government wants to bring greater awareness to planning exemptions that allows for pub conversions.

# housing-for-all - Last year 2021

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,681 Views 15 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,
Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

Sep 28th 2021, 10:41 PM 19,106 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

Sep 27th 2021, 5:30 PM 18,723 Views 37 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year

Sep 20th 2021, 1:55 PM 8,226 Views 2 Comments

Individual loans ranged from €17,000 to €43 million.

Developers set to warn TDs over planning 'slowdown' as applications drop by almost a third
# Planning System
# Planning System

Developers set to warn TDs over planning 'slowdown' as applications drop by almost a third

Sep 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,981 Views 9 Comments

The Government is proposing replacing the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process introduced in 2017.

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing
# Eamon Martin
# Eamon Martin

Catholic Church to 'reflect' on O'Brien's request to use land for housing

Sep 8th 2021, 2:35 PM 20,977 Views 27 Comments

The Government last week launched its ‘Housing for All’ plan which aims to create 300,000 new homes by the end of the decade.

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action
# Sustainable Homes
# Sustainable Homes

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action

Sep 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,489 Views 20 Comments

High-density housing, energy efficiency, and retrofitting are the key measures for the environment in the major new plan.

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick included in 'largest ever transfer of State land'

Sep 3rd 2021, 11:16 AM 34,222 Views 17 Comments

The Land Development Agency will take ownership of State land capable of delivering 10,000 to 15,000 additional homes.

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing supply: What changes are we likely to see in the next 18 months?

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 9:10 AM 32,310 Views 42 Comments
  • The 'Housing For All' plan allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • By 2025, a total of 34,600 new homes will be built per year if the targets are met.
  • However, looking at next year the levels are significantly lower - a total of 24,600 new homes.
New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer
# Rental Market
# Rental Market

New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:55 PM 21,044 Views 8 Comments

Property owners will not be able to advertise a short-term let unless they have received the required planning permission.

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing for All: The measures aimed at helping single people get on the property ladder

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:00 PM 14,007 Views 13 Comments

Single applicants for local authority loans will be able to earn up to €65,000 in certain areas.

Opposition parties label government's Housing For All plan as 'unambitious'
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

Opposition parties label government's Housing For All plan as 'unambitious'

Sep 2nd 2021, 6:07 PM 10,589 Views 56 Comments

Homeless charities welcomed the new strategy.

Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Only 'matters of substance' to be referred to courts under Government planning overhaul

Sep 2nd 2021, 5:23 PM 8,670 Views 2 Comments

The Government said it aims to introduce new legislation to reform the process by mid-2022.

Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 49,298 Views 48 Comments
  • Government aims to deliver 300,000 homes by 2030, made up of a mix of private and State-built housing.
  • Single people to be targeted under reforms earmarked for the government’s mortgage scheme.
  • Vacant property tax also set to be introduced.
Sharp improvements in house building activity noted in the first half of 2021
# Momentum Builds
# Momentum Builds

Sharp improvements in house building activity noted in the first half of 2021

Sep 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 10,827 Views 7 Comments

Work on 12,700 housing units commenced in the second quarter, the highest number since 2007.

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

'Chronic and worsening' supply crisis heaps pressure on renters as prices climb sharply

Aug 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 30,927 Views 49 Comments
  • Average rental prices increased by 5.6% in the year to the end of June.
  • The average national monthly rent was up 2.4% from the first quarter, the largest quarterly gain since mid-2018.
  • The situation is more acute outside of Dublin with rents increasing typically at double-digit rates.
Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

Jul 27th 2021, 7:35 PM 13,420 Views 27 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August
# Down Tools
# Down Tools

Government's new 'Housing For All' plan delayed until at least the end of August

Jul 22nd 2021, 3:09 PM 13,260 Views 19 Comments

The new housing plan was expected to go to Cabinet next week.

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'
# Housing
# Housing

Eamon Ryan feels heat over cuckoo funds stamp duty vote but says 'it's a short-term measure'

Jul 8th 2021, 1:38 PM 24,449 Views 78 Comments

Catherine Murphy said leasing properties from funds was “an abuse of public money”.