property sector analysis

Comment: Solutions to the housing crisis exist – we just need to implement them

The government will only meet the country’s housing needs by engaging all key stakeholders and increasing targets for home building

Instead of aiming for 33,000 new homes per year, argues Ivan Gaine, we need to build closer to 50,000. Picture: Positive Image Photography

Following the release of the latest census figures for population growth and housing stock, the government needs to set more ambitious targets and more actively engage the resources of the key stakeholders in the housing sector.

We need to do the maths on housing need and deliver on solutions proposed. We need to target funding options (domestically and internationally), to look at design-led solutions and to encourage landlords – of all types and sizes – ...