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Rebuilding Ireland, an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness.

Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, has recently published (July 2016) “Rebuilding Ireland, an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness”. The comprehensive plan intends to address all aspects of the housing system and to address homelessness, accelerate social housing, build more homes, improve the rental sector, and utilise existing housing.

During his address at the launch, Minister Simon Coveney noted that, “While the immediate priority is housing homeless families, many of whom are currently living in hotels, all aspects of the housing system are addressed within the Plan. This means that young people looking to rent or buy, families looking to trade up or down, students who need good accommodation, older people, people with a disability and others are all encompassed within the Plan and its 84 time-bound actions.”

The Action Plan makes reference to the National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability (NHSPWD) 2011-2016 which sets out the Government’s broad framework for the delivery of housing for people with disabilities through mainstream housing options and outlines what has been done to date.  There is also a commitment that the government will review the take-up of HSE funding by end 2016 and provide further capital funding - over and above the €10m for 2016 - in 2017 and 2018 for this programme, if required.

For further information on “Rebuilding Ireland, an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness” click here.

To download a copy of the action plan click here.

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