Saturday 20 January 2018

The housing strategies that worked ... and those that changed nothing

Jonathan Corrie
Jonathan Corrie
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

It was perhaps the death of Jonathan Corrie in December 2014 which galvanised the public as to the extent of the housing crisis. The 43-year old had been sleeping rough for years and died in a doorway just metres from Leinster House.

The extent of the housing crisis had become apparent at that stage. In the previous months, the government had published two policy documents - Construction 2020 (C2020) in May 2014, and the Social Housing Strategy 2020 (SHS) the following November. It was followed in summer 2016 by Rebuilding Ireland. All three set out a range of measures to help increase delivery of homes. All aimed to boost supply of social and private housing. But what policies have been implemented?

Land and planning

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