Under the Cost Rental Equity Loan scheme, tenants pay rent that covers the cost of delivering, managing and maintaining the homes only. Photograph: iStock

A more “expansive concept” of the cost rental model, which is not “overly reliant on public funding” must be considered, the Minister for Housing Darr(...)

Simon Harris, Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Science. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

A total of 76 New Foundations projects that will bring researchers and community/voluntary organisations together to share knowledge and develop new i(...)

LDA chief executive John Coleman believes he can improve on local authorities’ six-year process and bring a raw piece of land to the stage of having housing on it in four years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Few believed local authorities can churn out new houses, but the recent revelation that bringing a project from the first work on plans to starting wo(...)

Housing associations’ handling of anti-social behaviour “is an area in need of improvement”, with a 70 per cent satisfaction level, says the report. Photograph: Eric Luke

Almost one third of housing association tenants are unhappy with how their landlords deal with anti-social behaviour while almost one fifth say their (...)

The Irish Council for Social Housing said the capital investment in public housing was a “positive response to the scale of the housing crisis”. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The construction of an additional 593 social homes is planned next year as part of the €5.2 billion budget allocation to the Department of Housing. M(...)

From left to right: Colin Hunt, CEO, AIB, Cathy Bryce, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, AIB and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien launch AIB’s €300 million Social Housing Fund which will help over 2,000 people across the county receive the keys to their own homes. Photograph: Julien Behal

A new €300 million social housing fund launched by AIB will help approved housing bodies and developers deliver more than 2,000 social housing units, (...)

A significant factor in the reduction in homelessness has been an increased output of social housing by housing bodies like the Peter McVerry Trust, its chief executive Pat Doyle has said. File photograph: PA

Figures showing a fall in the number of homeless people to below 10,000 for the first time in almost a year have been widely welcomed. The latest da(...)

In a Word . . . Charity

It’s that time of year when thou mayest on TV behold very many images of human misery, particularly the pain of wide-eyed children, as legions of char(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

The Department of Housing was informed two years two years ago of the allegations of criminality at a time when Tánaiste Simon Coveney was minister. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to set up an independent investigation into the manner in which his department and Dublin City Council handled i(...)

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