Wednesday October 21, 2020

Why does it take so long to build social housing?

Plenty of expensive and cumbersome obstacles stand in the way of getting homes built, writes Fiona Cormican of Clúid Housing

21st October, 2018

Budget 2019 allocates approximately €1.4 billion for social housing, which will be used to deliver some 7,900 new social homes through a range of build and acquisition programmes. This is welcome, but the new-build homes won’t be delivered until 2021 at the earliest.

The question, I imagine, on most of the public’s lips is this: why does it take so long? How much time does it actually take to build a home?

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