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#Housing Crisis

# housing-crisis - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years
# 141 Million
# 141 Million

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

May 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,954 Views 33 Comments

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# housing-crisis - Monday 13 May, 2019

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme
# Cost Rental Model
# Cost Rental Model

Dublin councillors approve cost-rental affordable housing scheme

May 13th 2019, 10:46 PM 33,538 Views 36 Comments

The scheme was approved at the council’s final monthly meeting this evening.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,816 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

May 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 13,574 Views 46 Comments

The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes.

# housing-crisis - Friday 26 April, 2019

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brazilian student: Coming to Dublin was a dream come true but sharing a house with 14 others was a nightmare

Apr 26th 2019, 7:00 AM 90,405 Views 89 Comments

‘We are delighted to come and spend our savings on courses and accommodation but we need help to get set up. None of us wants to sleep on the streets,’ writes Ana Marta Gonçalves.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Plans for 25% of Poolbeg Glass Bottle site to be mix of social and affordable housing welcomed

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 5:52 PM 21,435 Views 59 Comments

The planning permission will see that close to 900 social and affordable homes will be built on the site.

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'As I attempt to buy my first home, disheartened isn't even the word'

Apr 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,852 Views 62 Comments

In Berlin, a proposed referendum seeks to ban the largest landlord company and expropriate the homes for social housing – but the average rent in Dublin is twice that of Berlin, writes Ciaran Connolly.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Apr 9th 2019, 7:33 PM 23,885 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions
# New Laws
# New Laws

Landlords who evict tenants because they want to sell or renovate a property could face tough sanctions

Apr 4th 2019, 6:11 PM 77,164 Views 117 Comments

The Government proposals aim to increase the rights of tenants in the rental market.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:30 PM 11,930 Views 44 Comments

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,529 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

Mar 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 30,667 Views 66 Comments

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

Mar 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,692 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is a good reason why nobody plays golf in Manhattan

Mar 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 41,252 Views 55 Comments

Cities with a large population and expensive housing do not have golf courses near their centre, due to the self-evident inefficiency of that land use, writes Paddy Smyth.

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis
# Bad To Worse
# Bad To Worse

Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis

Mar 6th 2019, 12:02 AM 15,936 Views 27 Comments

Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Taoiseach says he has to consult Central Bank before extending loan scheme

Mar 5th 2019, 4:35 PM 15,273 Views 46 Comments

Micheál Martin accused the government of letting down people on low incomes down.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here
# Solutions
# Solutions

Event today will show people how European co-housing models can work here

Feb 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 12,759 Views 23 Comments

The event will hear from a number of groups who are working to regularise the model here as well as experts on how to manage the financial and legal issues.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
# Suspension
# Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,495 Views 76 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'If I apply for a house in Dublin today - I will be waiting 19 years': 17,745 on Dublin housing list

Feb 12th 2019, 6:15 PM 33,495 Views 139 Comments

The combined total of people either looking for a house or looking to move stands at 27,762.

# housing-crisis - Monday 4 February, 2019

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Opinion: Severe overcrowding is widespread in social housing and it's harming people's health

Feb 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,584 Views 45 Comments

There are thousands of families in Dublin living in conditions of severe overcrowding – the worst case I’ve come across was 14 people living in a 2-bed flat, writes Críona Ní Dhálaigh.

# housing-crisis - Monday 28 January, 2019

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

New State lender to give cash to small developers to build homes for first-time buyers

Jan 28th 2019, 1:33 PM 19,524 Views 53 Comments

The new state lender aims to deliver 7,500 homes within five years.

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'

Jan 28th 2019, 1:26 PM 15,412 Views 24 Comments

Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

Jan 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 27,504 Views 39 Comments

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests
# Dragging Their Heels
# Dragging Their Heels

'History will judge this': Experts see little change in bank culture after scandals and protests

Jan 13th 2019, 7:30 PM 12,189 Views 33 Comments

People who are working every day with customers in arrears say lenders are still refusing to cooperate in any significant way.

# housing-crisis - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin
# Fair Mortgage Bill
# Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Jan 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 57,274 Views 74 Comments

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# housing-crisis - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec
# Brickies
# Brickies

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Jan 7th 2019, 12:12 PM 39,961 Views 154 Comments

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: There is space for 15,000 homes within walking distance of Dublin's O'Connell Street

Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 70,692 Views 71 Comments

There are vast tracts of underutilised lands close to the city centre, they should be used to build high-quality apartment blocks with generous courtyards and play areas, writes Ciaran Cuffe.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy

Jan 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 36,632 Views 17 Comments

Site owners will be eligible to pay up to 7% of its value if the local authority has placed it on the vacant sites register.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
# Winter Truce
# Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

Dec 27th 2018, 2:05 PM 98,099 Views 101 Comments

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property
# Threshold
# Threshold

Just after their mother died, two brothers were told by their landlord they had to vacate the property

Dec 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 49,776 Views 31 Comments

This was one such case faced by housing charity Threshold this year.

# housing-crisis - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Dec 23rd 2018, 2:15 PM 22,176 Views 139 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 92,390 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
# November Figures
# November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Dec 20th 2018, 6:38 PM 8,536 Views 28 Comments

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# housing-crisis - Thursday 13 December, 2018

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital
# Property Market
# Property Market

The national average rent is €1,122 per month - it's an extra €500 if you want to live in the capital

Dec 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,450 Views 57 Comments

The average rent in Dublin is now €1,620 per month.

# housing-crisis - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:26 PM 12,755 Views 37 Comments

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

# housing-crisis - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction

Nov 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 24,821 Views 80 Comments

Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.

# housing-crisis - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government to oppose Bill that would increase social and affordable housing in private estates

Nov 20th 2018, 8:25 PM 29,109 Views 72 Comments

The Bill seeks an increase in the provision of social and affordable housing to 25% in private developments.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Nov 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,910 Views 27 Comments

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# housing-crisis - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,132 Views 68 Comments

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# housing-crisis - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'
# I Hope You Grow
# I Hope You Grow

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

Nov 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,421 Views 14 Comments

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.