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#Social Housing

# social-housing - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

'Getting worse by the night': TDs debate Ireland's growing housing crisis

The government was accused of demonstrating “arrogance beyond belief” as only three members of the coalition attended the discussion.

# social-housing - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# social-housing - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty

A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.

# social-housing - Monday 21 April, 2014

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing 518

Here's how many houses Nama has handed over for social housing

Spoiler: It’s just 11 per cent of the available stock.

# social-housing - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where

A national housing plan is vital argues one social housing group.

# social-housing - Sunday 16 March, 2014

€373m spent in three years on private rental properties for social housing

A further €66.9 million has already been spent this year on another leasing initiative that involving private rental property.

# social-housing - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# social-housing - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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Association uses new funding approach to redevelop homes for older people

FOLD Ireland used private funds to redevelop a housing project in north Dublin after ownership was transferred from Dublin City Council.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# social-housing - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Why are we still in denial about Ireland's housing crisis?

Our boom-time housing policy has transformed the need for housing as a social necessity into an asset of speculation for financial institutions, writes Cillian Doyle.

# social-housing - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Woman sleeping in TD’s office accommodated after a Facebook appeal

Joan Collins said enough is not being done to improve the social housing situation stating that it is at crisis level.

# social-housing - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Dublin council blames tenants for drop in rent collection

Dublin City Council now has arrears of over €20 million as a result of residents not paying rent, and says there is a “culture of under-declaration of income”.

# social-housing - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Column: Let's look at the full story around social housing in Ireland...

There is real and personal housing need in Ireland, which affects individuals and families opportunities to develop their lives and contribution to society, writes Dr Padraic Kenna.

# social-housing - Friday 20 December, 2013

100 jobs to be created at social housing development in old Waterford seminary

The apartments for older people will be built in a 19th-century building which used to be a seminary.

# social-housing - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Social housing waiting list falls to almost 90,000 households

Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan said it emphasised the need for “momentum behind the delivery of social housing”.

# social-housing - Friday 8 November, 2013

Gilmore: Vacant social housing stock is a problem, but we're fixing it

During Leaders’ Questions yesterday he outlined measures to be introduced by government to address the problem.

# social-housing - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

# social-housing - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

# social-housing - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# social-housing - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about how more social houses are on the way, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange and the Phil Lynott statue making a return.

New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units

The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.

# social-housing - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Poverty is the 'greatest crime in Irish society'

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin accused the government of neglecting poorer children in the country.

# social-housing - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Women continue sleep-in protest at Bray Town Council over homelessness

Bray Town Council says the two mothers, who are currently homeless along with their children and are demanding that their housing situation be addressed, “have not been locked into the council offices” and are free to leave at any stage.

# social-housing - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Blind woman's eight year wait for a suitable home in Cork

Lisa O’Sullivan said the stress of the eight-year wait led to her eyesight and her 17 health conditions deteriorating further.

# social-housing - Friday 29 March, 2013

Property tax: Over a million letters issued and over 25,000 returns made

The Revenue issued the latest figures for the local property tax last night.

# social-housing - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Column: Social housing in Ireland has reached ground zero

Despite demand being at an all-time high, funding for social housing has almost disappeared. If we commence building and utilise NAMA properties we can reduce waiting lists and stimulate the construction industry, writes Donal McManus.

# social-housing - Sunday 2 December, 2012

After more than 15 years, plans for O'Devaney Gardens officially scrapped

O’Devaney Gardens was supposed to be a model for fixing an area plagued with problems – but it all went wrong.

# social-housing - Friday 26 October, 2012

Almost one third of mothers in social housing show signs of depression

The study found that a high number of people living in social housing reported mental health illnesses.

# social-housing - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Column: We fetishise home ownership – but why stigmatise social housing?

Some suggest that social housing is an undesirable element, writes Donal McManus. But what does that say about us as a society?

# social-housing - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Carlow estate to become first Nama social housing project

Fifty-five houses in the Oakley Wood estate in Tullow have been purchased by housing association Respond.

# social-housing - Friday 20 July, 2012

Social housing body to buy unfinished housing estate from NAMA

Respond! Housing Agency says it’s buying an uncompleted estate in Co Carlow, intending to finish it and assign tenants.

Housing Minister gives green light to 800 new social and voluntary houses

Approximately €100 million will be spent on housing units between now and 2014 including €35 million for the voluntary housing sector.

# social-housing - Sunday 8 July, 2012

NAMA says it will give 2,000 homes for social housing. So far: there's just 58

NAMA had planned to fill 2000 homes by the end of 2012.

# social-housing - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Mortgage to rent: How it works, and why it’s the best solution

Is the new scheme to help distressed homeowners unfair? Does it benefit the big banks? Simon Brooke of Clúid answers the tough questions.

# social-housing - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

GALLERY: Massive Chinese-built ghost town in the middle of Angola Ghost Town This post contains images

GALLERY: Massive Chinese-built ghost town in the middle of Angola

The $3 billion development covers 12,355 acres and was built to house 500,000 people.

# social-housing - Friday 11 May, 2012

Nearly 700 NAMA units being provided suitable for social housing - minister

Jan O’Sullivan says over 2,000 properties have been appraised for their suitability – and only half are fit for use as social housing.

# social-housing - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Private financing could help build social housing in Ireland - report

Clúid Housing Association’s report looked at how the UK and Canada successfully employ a private finance model for social rented housing.