We need to ensure renting becomes a long-term, viable and sustainable option for people in Ireland which is what Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill seeks to do.
Housing for All still doesn’t deliver enough State-led social and affordable housing. Labour wants to build 20,000 homes per year to address existing need and unmet demand.
Labour would ensure that victims of domestic abuse are given access to accommodation and housing supports – regardless of their tenure status or home ownership status – in situations where the abuser is a joint tenant or co-owner of the property, until such a time as the victim’s tenancy or ownership is resolved.
For too long, students have been viewed as cash cows for property investors. Labour want to protect purpose-built student accommodation and ensure it is not converted into tourist accommodation.