Time to do the Viennese waltz on social housing

A new presentation makes clear that the Austrian housing model is something we in Ireland could learn from

7th April, 2019

For about a decade, I have been hearing the term “cost rental”, whereby social and affordable housing is provided for at “cost”, which includes a small profit margin.

To date, I have never seen comprehensive sums on how this is achieved, but last week I was lucky enough to see a presentation called the Vienna Model of Housing, delivered in Dublin by an Austrian group. It was an eye-opener.

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