Rapid-build house scheme for homeless ‘a dismal failure’

The rapid-build programme to get families out of emergency accommodation has been branded a “dismal failure” with just one in three homes delivered

27th October, 2019

The rapid-build programme to get families out of emergency accommodation has been branded a “dismal failure” with just one in three homes delivered.

Former Minister for Housing Simon Coveney had set a target of getting 1,500 modular homes installed on council lands to tackle the homeless crisis by the end of last year, but just 423 of the homes have been delivered in the past three years since that target was set.

That target has...

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