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# housing stock

Last year
2022
# housing committee
'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
The Government changed the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
# House Prices
House prices across Ireland are almost 10% higher than they were a year ago
Analysis by Davy and Myhome.ie shows that house prices are now seven times average incomes.
All time
# Housing Crisis
This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth
A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.
# rough sleepers
Up by 1000%: A lot more people are sleeping on the streets of Cork than 5 years ago
The number of rough sleepers has more than doubled in the past two years.
# Rising prices
Number of properties on the market 'at lowest level' since 2007
A new report puts the average national asking price at €195,000.
# housing stock
A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way
Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.
# Housing Crisis
Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they've only handed over 13%
Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.
# Back to Life
Department spent over €50m in two years on making vacant homes habitable
While local authorities are responsible for repairs and maintenances on their housing stock, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has been funding retrofitting of vacant homes.
# housing stock
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”.