A report has shown that some residents in social housing estates feel they are stigmatised and are viewed as “all scroungers and drug addicts” who live “rent free”.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Organisations in the social housing and construction sectors have backed the plan, but warned that it must be delivered no matter what government takes power in future.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
The next government has been warned to step up its plans to tackle the social housing crisis after one organisation claimed the current strategy was insufficient given the scale of the problem.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
A woman refused a three-storey council house overlooking Cork harbour because she and her children would get sea-sick peering out the window.
The Government could save €224m a year in the cost of caring for older people by improving home-based services and resourcing properly sheltered housing, a new study shows.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
Groups working with distressed mortgage holders have welcomed “belated” attempts by the Government to address the mortgage arrears crisis but criticised the lack of detail available so far.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
A new plan by government to clear the 90,000 waiting list for social housing has been welcomed by support groups, but with a warning that much more work is needed to ease the crisis.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Clúid Housing has "warmly welcomed" today’s announcement of a trebling in capital funding for social housing in the Budget.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
Cork City Council has revealed that it received 243 refusals to offers of housing last year.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
Rent controls and use of vacant housing stock — including refitted hotels — should be considered to ease the looming homelessness crisis, experts have claimed.
Only five mortgage-to-rent arrangements to assist distressed borrowers have been completed by the country’s main banks since it was set up two and a half years ago.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
The Government’s much vaunted mortgage-to-rent scheme to aid distressed home owners is in crisis as Ireland’s four main lending institutions say it is all but unworkable.
Social housing organisations yesterday said the fact that 3,500 local authority dwellings are lying empty for more than a month around the country was “a huge waste”.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
Lisa O’Sullivan, who is almost completely blind, was on the housing list in Cork for nearly eight years before she was eventually housed by a housing association.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
Jim O’Sullivan (Letters, Jul 13) raises a very important point in relation to the recently launched Mortgage to Rent scheme.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2012
An independent regulator for social housing could be in place within six months, it was yesterday claimed as a study showed increased private financing of social housing schemes could take thousands off waiting lists.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
Private finance can help to provide homes to thousands of people on social housing waiting lists.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
TWICE as many children are living in poor housing conditions than before the economic boom with dampness, disrepair and overcrowding part of their daily lives.
Tue, 19 Oct, 2004
A MOTION of no confidence is to be tabled at a meeting of Dublin Simon Community as a row deepens over the dismissal of its chief executive.
Wed, 11 Aug, 2004
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