People waiting on them, stuck in precarious housing situations, are getting increasingly desperate, says People Before Profit Councillor Hazel de Nortúin. “It’s causing so much trauma.”
Tag: social housing
Council Aims to Take Over Historic Quaker Burial Site – but Its Plans for the Land off Cork Street Are Unclear
Peter McVerry Trust is in talks to buy the old James Weir Home for Nurses building for social housing, and the council looks set to take over the adjoining burial site.
HAP Tenants Seek Clarity on the Rules Around When Their Income is Reassessed
The Housing Assistance Payment scheme is designed to mirror social housing, but HAP tenants are not always treated the same as those living in council-owned social homes.
Plan for Private Rentals in Flagship Public Housing Project in Inchicore Surprises Councillors and Residents
The council says it is necessary to raise money to pay for community facilities for the hundreds of planned homes at St Michael’s Estate on Emmet Road.
A Family Splits to Make Sure They Remain Eligible for Social Housing
A Department of Housing report published earlier this week points to the need, given rising rents, to overhaul who is eligible for social housing.
Help Us Report: Are You a Council Tenant?
We are trying to understand better how the council manages rent arrears – and would appreciate the chance to talk to council tenants to help us do that.
Instead of Buying Social Homes in Big Private Developments, the Council Is Shifting to Mostly Leasing Them Now
It can’t buy them because they are above the price cap set by the government, says Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin, but there are no equivalent constraints on leasing.
93% of Social Homes the Council Said Would Be Built by the First Half of 2022 Aren’t Done Yet
A Dublin City Council spokesperson said it is “confident” it can meet the government’s targets over the lifetime of the Housing for All plan.
As Energy Prices Soar, Hundreds of Council Tenants with Leaky or Draughty Windows Are Waiting for New Ones
“It might seem a very small issue in the bigger picture. But if you have windows that don’t function, you are more inclined to slip into fuel poverty. ”
Council Briefs: Mysterious Delays for Social Homes at O’Devaney Gardens, Speeding up Retrofitting, and More
These were some of the issues discussed at Dublin City Council’s May monthly meeting on Monday night.