Measures must increase both supply and demand

The insufficient supply of social housing is a national crisis

11th December, 2016
Michael Walsh, Head of Property and Construction, ByrneWallace

As we push further out of the dark recession years, the insufficient supply of housing in recent times has become more apparent, with rising social housing waiting lists and high levels of homelessness. It is now a national crisis.

Currently between 12,000 and 13,000 new housing units are built per year when in reality upwards of 25,000 units need to be built annually to meet the prevailing demand.

Instrumental to encouraging growth in the housing sector is to...

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