Cllr. Charlie O’Connor, has raised the whole issue of the Council’s Housing list at the November meeting of the Council, which was held in Tallaght Stadium. He was provided with the following information:
At the end of October, 2020 there were 7,156 applicants on the Council’s social housing list with housing need and areas of preference as follows:
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The Council confirmed “These figures include applicants with allocations pending and the Elected Members should also note that our housing allocations team is currently carrying out a Housing Needs Assessment review of all applications on the housing list pre-dating April 2019.”
Councillor O’Connor also asked for an update on new social homes and was told as follows:
· “Increasing the supply of social housing is a key commitment through the build, acquisition and leasing programmes. South Dublin will commence by year end, construction on 4 new social housing developments across the County that will deliver 52 new homes. They comprise 12 new homes at St. Catherine’s, Tallaght; 16 new homes at Homeville, Old Knocklyon Road; 22 new homes in the first phase of a new development at Riversdale/Mayfield in Clondalkin and the redevelopment of an existing building Greenfort Gardens, Clondalkin, providing 2 new homes. In addition, 3 further sites delivering 64 new homes are due to commence during 2021 in Templeogue Village, St Marks Avenue, Clondalkin and Old Bawn in Tallaght.
· Other sites identified for older persons and sites at Balgaddy and Nangor Road are being progressed” Charlie O’Connor, who is the Chairman of the Council’s Housing Strategic Policy Committee, confirms that he will continue to give the whole issue his particularly attention and focus on the need for affordable and social housing.