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# Social Housing

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# Homelessness
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
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.
# Austerity
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’.
# News Fix
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.
# Social Housing
New €32 million investment in over 260 social housing units
The Minister for Housing says that the investments will “support jobs in every county”.
# Poverty
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.
# Homeless
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.
# Housing
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.
# Property Tax
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.
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.
# regeneration fail
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.
# Mental Health
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
# Ghost Town
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.
# NAMAland
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.
# Daily Fix
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.
# Social Housing
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.
# Social Housing
Minister rules out seizing NAMA properties for social housing
Jan O’Sullivan says most NAMA properties are part of the security for loans, and can’t simply be seized by the State.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: Facebook to make major changes after Irish investigation; a possible solution for ghost estates; and the worst delivery man you’ll see today.
# Social Housing
Two thousand new homes to help cut social housing wait
Nama has agreed to provide the houses, which were built during the boom but are now lying empty.
Column: Dolphin's Barn residents dreading a damp Christmas
Authorities have broken up the Dolphin House community – but stalled regeneration of their homes and left them subsisting in horrible living conditions, write Eoin Lynch.
# Housing
Almost 100,000 households in need of social housing
The Irish Council for Social Housing says demand has grown by 75 per cent since 2008.
# Ghost Estates
Ghost estates could be used for social housing - Minister
It will be a long process but the Minister wants to look at using so-called ghost estates for much needed social housing.
Column: What can you do when you're trapped on a council estate?
Drugs, violence, no sense of community and nowhere to turn – social housing can be a heartbreaking place for a mother bringing up kids, writes Lisa McInerney.
# Your Say
Poll: What should be done about Ireland's ghost estates?
The latest figures on the ghost estate crisis reveal that 348 ghost estates have been abandoned by developers. We want to know what you think should be done with them.
# Ghost Estates
Housing minister says 20% of empty homes to become social housing
A small proportion of the thousands of houses lying empty in the country’s ghost estates will be used for public housing.