New housing measures and future Housing for All expectations

Property measures in Budget 2022 signal a different, more collaborative approach

‘In a positive move, the minister announced the extension of the current Help-to-Buy Scheme to the end of 2022. This extension is welcomed for prospective first-time buyers, many of whom continue to be locked out of the property market as a result of substantial delays in the supply of new housing’

Housing is currently a core, if not the core, challenge facing the Irish economy today. As a country, we continue to experience a significant supply shortfall in the housing market and housing has become increasingly unaffordable.

In September this year, the government announced its ambitious Housing for All plan which is aimed at ensuring that everyone in Ireland has access to a well-built home to purchase or rent at an affordable price. The government’s plan ...