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Comment #6811442 by Kal Ipers

Kal Ipers Dec 31st 2017, 12:33 PM #

Let’s be clear the councils were entitled to 10% of all housing being built and accepted buy outs rather than housing. That money was meant to be spent on housing and wasn’t. One of the reason was the maintenance running costs couldn’t be afforded as council going forward as it costs more than getting the private landlords to provide the housing. Then once rents got higher due to higher costs social housing rates didn’t match the rent so people could no longer afford to live there. Combined with existing social issues homelessness increased.
Stop selling social housing to residents and when the tenants no longer need a family home move them out. Forget the luxury of claiming the social housing as a home for life and is provided as a necessity that covers you at a moment of need.

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

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