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# Social Housing

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€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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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 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”.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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”.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.