Labour Party Dublin City Cllrs working on delivering solutions to housing crisis
The Labour Party will propose at Monday’s City council meeting to utilise a source of funding that will enable Dublin City Council to build family housing on their 32 Depot sites located throughout the City. These Depot sites were earmarked for sale, to fund a centralised depot in Ballymun and were saved for public housing by the Labour Party at July meeting of the Council.
Proposer of the motion, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Mary Freehil said:
“The Labour Party is focused on delivering housing and is working to ensure that this will happen. It’s not good enough to make proposals alone; because we are committed to delivering real solutions we worked hard to find the money and succeeded in sourcing funding which is available under Urban Regeneration & Development Fund.”
“The Labour Group will propose that the City Council requests the Council’s CEO to convene a cross Department working group of relevant officials to prepare a comprehensive application for housing finance under this Urban Regeneration Fund and to report back on this to City Councillors. By acquiring this source of funding Dublin City Council will be able to project manage these sites and deliver badly needed public housing for Dublin.”