TD for Dublin Mid-West Eoin Ó Broin has commented on information received from South Dublin County Council (SDCC) which shows that there are currently 6,702 households on the SDCC social housing list. Of these households, 4084 are on the list for Dublin Mid West (Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathcoole and Newcastle)
Deputy Ó Broin said: “There are currently 6,702 households on the South Dublin County Council social housing list. There are a further 2,892 households on HAP. In total there are 9,594 households in need of real social housing across the council area. “In Dublin Mid-West, which includes Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathcoole and Newcastle there are 4,084 households on the social housing list. “Of this figure, 43.5% of the households (1,777) are waiting on a one bed property, with 36.4% of the total figure (1,485) waiting on a two-bed home. “Despite this, recent Part 8 planning applications from South Dublin Countu Council have focused on three bed units. “Social housing targets must reflect the level of need in the Local Authority area with the annual target matching the need. “While the recent increase in social housing output is welcome it is nowhere near what is needed to meet the current level of need. “We need to see at least a doubling of the social housing funding commitment from central government in the upcoming Budget so that real social housing delivery can be ramped up and the waiting lists can be tackled.