Opinion Editorial

Saturday 17 November 2018

Embracing innovation is key to solve the housing crisis

Government reliance on the private sector for deliverance of the 30,000 homes needed each year guarantees the 'housing emergency' will get worse. Stock Image: Bloomberg
Government reliance on the private sector for deliverance of the 30,000 homes needed each year guarantees the 'housing emergency' will get worse. Stock Image: Bloomberg
Editorial

Editorial

In trying to break patterns of failure, it has been noted there are several ways of moving forward, but only one of standing still; sadly this is the position our Government has taken on housing: intransigent, immutable and impervious to the social hardship its stance is causing.

For the first time in the history of our country, we have families unable to afford to buy or even rent a home.

The trap for a huge chunk of the working population is that they are earning too much for State support, yet too little to afford mortgages.

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