Low targets combined with emerging trends mean the housing crisis is worsening in South Dublin
Cllr. Charlie O’Connor has said that South Dublin County Council’s housing plans must be urgently reviewed in light of the latest figures on the number of public housing units needed in the area. O’Connor received confirmation recently from the Chief Executive of South Dublin County that some 717 new public housing applications were made in the first 6 months of this year. There are now over 17,000 people including 8,304 children on the public
housing waiting list in the county.
Cllr O’Connor said, “The severe shortage of social and affordable homes in South County Dublin is forcing countless children and families into overcrowded, unsuitable and insecure accommodation. “According to the Council’s schedule I received last December, we were told to expect the delivery of 127 social housing units this year, and just 27 in 2019. “There are already more than 17,000 people on the social housing waiting list in South County Dublin. That means that less than 1% of the public housing that’s urgently required will be provided this year.