Clare councillors have requested more ambitious housing targets from the Department of Housing.
Following on from a motion by Cllr Joe Killeen (FF), Clare councillors have called for the introduction of “constructive solutions to high rents and low levels of house ownership,” the introduction of “more ambitious targets for houses built or renovated” within the State and by local authorities in the next five years “to help alleviate the Housing Crisis”.
Last year, Clare County Council exceeded some of the Rebuilding Ireland targets laid out by the Department of Housing. Across HAP and RAS schemes they hit 500, ahead of the targeted 475. The local authority did not build 100 new homes as expected, instead 90 were constructed. Only 26 properties were secured for leasing while the Department had aspired that Clare County Council would hit the figure of 80.
Cllr Killeen highlighted
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