Social Housing Policy in Ireland: New Directions
Not for the first time in recent Irish history, a sense of crisis pervades the affordable housing market.
Not for the first time in recent Irish history, a sense of crisis pervades the affordable housing market. The mission statement for the state, through its social housing policy, is to ensure that every household has accommodation of a reasonable standard, at a price that is affordable and in a place that reflects personal choice. But the efforts of successive governments continue to disappoint.
As Ireland emerges from a decade of recession and housing collapse, what sort of social housing policy is required? This book looks at the options available to the state as it seeks to devise a social housing policy capable of meeting the needs of a dynamic economy with a rapidly growing population. With public debate focussed on the amount of available public funding and the level of output needed to address an acute shortage of affordable accommodation, it is easy to lose sight of the wider reforms needed within the supported housing sectors.
As this book argues it is not just about money – it is about the objectives and direction of housing policy.
|Publisher||Institute of Public Administration|
|Publication date||14 Feb 2019|