Plan to axe leased social housing is under ‘review’
Move comes despite Taoiseach’s promise to end controversial practice, and follows fresh €450 million state investment to lease 1,000 new homes
The plan to completely phase out leasing homes for social housing is still under review, despite a commitment from Micheál Martin to end the practice by 2025.
The latest report from the Dublin Housing Delivery Group, published by the Department of Housing, said “a review of the impacts of any change” from the proposed plan to phase out leasing social homes “is currently under way and will inform final policy decisions in this area”.
When asked about this review, Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, told the Business Post he intended to bring forward legislation to provide for the cessation of Part V leasing arrangements.