“They have got to use the social housing that is currently available to get people out of homelessness, otherwise we are banjaxed.”
Tag: social-housing list
An Increasingly Common System for Allocating Social Homes Is a Mystery to Many on the Housing List
Dublin City Council is doing more “choice-based lettings”, as officials say that gets people into homes quicker. But not everyone knows they exist, much less how to apply for one.
Problems With Councils’ Housing Lists See People Wrongly Removed, Some Say
In 2019 the council removed 634 households from the housing list, because they didn’t respond to the housing needs assessment, says the spokesperson.
Recent Figures Show Some People on Dublin City Council Housing List for More Than 20 Years
According to Dublin City Council records released under FOI, Clare McLaughlin’s is one of 20 households that have been on the list for that long.
The Social-Housing Waiting List Is Shrinking
Thousands have been wiped off it, and thousands more have been moved to a different list. The number actually getting council-owned homes remains tiny.
Council Briefs: Housing at St Anne’s Park, “The Question of the Eighth”, and More
At their monthly meeting on Monday, councillors discussed a plan to build housing next to St Anne’s Park, how to decide who gets social housing first, the cancellation of a literary event, and more.
50% of Social Housing Won’t Be Reserved for Homeless Anymore
In an April letter to minister Alan Kelly, Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan suggested that the rule encouraged people “to enter the ‘homeless’ system”.
Can Elderly People with Large Homes Help Ease Homelessness?
There are single people living in big houses, and families living in rooms. What’s the solution to the mismatch?
Life on the List as the City’s Social Housing Withers Away
There are about 21,000 applicants on the social housing list in Dublin, and no plans to build enough homes for them. Here are the stories of two, who have been drifting, rootless, for years, hoping against hope.