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Social Housing Delivery

Estimate of New Property Requirement for Social Housing

During the preparation of the Social Housing Strategy 2020, the Housing Agency was requested by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to provide some analysis and an estimate of the requirements for additional residential properties to meet the needs of those households qualified for social housing support. The requirement figure of approximately 35,000 was estimated based on the returns by local housing authorities reported in the 2013 Assessment of Social Housing Needs and a number of assumptions set out in the ddocument below.

Methodology to Estimate New Property Requirements for Social Housing 

Review of Part V of the Planning & Development Act 2000 and Request for Consultation

Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, published a review of the social and affordable housing aspects of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000.  The review follows on from a commitment in the Government’s 2011 Housing Policy Statement to review the operation of the scheme.  The Minister is seeking views on the review by 27th September next. The review was carried out by DKM Economic Consultants, with Brady Shipman Martin, for the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency.

Review of Part V of the Planning & Development Act 2000 - Consultation Document

Comparative Financial Appraisal of Long Term Costs of Social Housing Delivery Mechanisms

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has introduced a series of schemes based upon the leasing of social housing from the private sector including the Rental Accommodation Scheme and the Social Housing Leasing Initiative.  The Housing Agency has prepared the following paper in relation to the long term cost of the new delivery mechanisms:

Comparative Financial Appraisal of Long Term Costs of Social Housing Delivery Mechanisms [PDF 451kb]

 

Poverty Impact Assessment of The Way Home: A Strategy to Address Adult Homelessness in Ireland 2008 – 2013

For the poverty impact assessment process, over 550 stakeholders were invited to attend one of two consultation events where they had the opportunity to comment on a draft summary of the proposed strategy. Approximately 100 stakeholders attended representing local authorities, the HSE and the community and voluntary sectors. Participants also commented on the strategy from a health impact assessment perspective.

Poverty Impact Assessment of The Way Home: A Strategy to Address Adult Homelessness in Ireland 2008 – 2013 [PDF 129kb]