Department records say goal of delivering 5,500 affordable homes ‘challenging’
Housing department says high cost of construction and issues with water infrastructure make meeting yearly target ‘very challenging’
The Department of Housing has said it will be “very challenging” to meet its target of delivering 5,500 affordable homes this year. An internal briefing document for Darragh O’Brien and his most senior officials has detailed a number of concerns that are likely to limit the efforts to meet policy targets.
The document also revealed the details of research commissioned by the Residential Tenancies Board into why many small landlords were leaving the rental market. ...