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General News / September 2, 2021

‘Largest intervention in our history’: Government announce their strategy to tackle the housing crisis

General News / September 2, 2021

‘Largest intervention in our history’: Government announce their strategy to tackle the housing crisis

Words: Emily Mullen

The Government have announced their Housing for All strategy on September 2, the multi-billion Euro plan outlines a series of “fundamental” changes

The Government have announced their housing plan, titled Housing for All. In what Taoiseach Micheál Martin has described as the “largest intervention in our history” the plan will see 40,000 homes being built each year until 2030.

The budget which is the highest in the countries history, numbers 4 billion euro a year, aims to provide certainty to “buyers, builders and investors” according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

The plan aims to create 300,000 homes, which includes 90,000 social homes, 36,000 affordable homes and 18,000 cost rental homes, the remainder of which will be created by the private sector.

Describing housing as a “fundamental” right, the Taoiseach said that “fundamental changes” across Government would need to be implemented.

The Taoiseach announced that a cross-party Housing for All group would be established, to support implementation and ensure that there would be “nowhere to hide”.

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