Social and Affordable Housing Provision
Housing for All still doesn’t deliver enough State-led social and affordable housing. Labour want this increased to 20,000 homes per year to address existing need and unmet demand.
We would build a further 2,000 social homes in 2022 in addition to the targeted 10,000 under all delivery streams that are funded for next year under the NDP. The government is also proposing a further 2,100 affordable homes in 2022.
Under Labour’s Housing Plan we would also establish a fund to provide increased levels of affordable housing over 5 years, starting with €5 billion from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund and €500m of annual seed capital.
We would also ensure allocations for traveller accommodation are spent by local authorities.
Our allocation of €100m for retrofitting will bring a further 3,000 council homes up to a B2 BER rating every year building on the 2,400 funded in 2021.