Cian O'Callaghan TD

Action, not vague promises of future housing delivery, is urgently needed 

The Housing For All action plan update and Q3 progress report published today show that the Government is falling far behind on its delivery targets for social and affordable homes, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan.

Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s Housing spokesperson, said:

“Today’s progress report highlights the Government’s disastrous failure to meet its own social and affordable housing delivery targets for this year.

“Of the 9,000 new build social housing units promised for 2022, just 1,765 were delivered in the first half of this year.

“Only 59 cost rental homes were delivered in the third quarter of this year. This falls far short of the thousands of cost rental homes that are needed and that the Government has promised to deliver.

“Similarly, targets to deliver affordable purchase homes are not being met, with only 300 affordable purchase homes opened for applications to date.

“People who are trapped paying unaffordable rents, or are stuck living with their parents into their late twenties and early thirties, need action on delivering affordable, cost rental and social homes – not vague promises of future delivery.”

November 2, 2022

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