Local authorities reject 90 per cent of homes as housing crisis escalates

Statistics from the housing agency show that 1,860 units have been offered to county and city councils, but just 241 have been accepted

10th September, 2017
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy

Local authorities have rejected almost 90 per cent of vacant houses and apartments offered to them in the midst of the housing crisis, new figures obtained by The Sunday Business Post reveal.

Statistics from the housing agency show that 1,860 units have been offered to county and city councils, but just 241 have been accepted.

Within the 1,860 units, 977 were offered to the housing agency by banks which repossessed them from their original owners, the agency said.

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