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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