The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has questioned the merits of today’s affordable housing proposal and has said that the Government’s failure to introduce an affordable rental scheme is evidence of a lack of vision and housing policy that is failing to evolve. The Programme for Government 2016 committed to introducing a new model of affordable rental housing and this has not been delivered.
Today, the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) will launch the Housing Association Activity Report 2017. The report demonstrates that housing associations have been working flat-out in recent years to rebuild Ireland’s social housing stock. In 2017, 1 in every 3 new long-term social homes were delivered by housing associations. That’s 2,330 homes through a combination of build, acquisition and leasing.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) welcomes today’s publication by the Department of Housing of a series of reports investigating the obstacles to affordable housing delivery in Ireland.
The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government heard from representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today who have called for a cross-departmental team to be established to work alongside housing association to ensure the CSO/Eurostat classification does not derail our social housing delivery programme.