6,000 homes planned under Affordable Housing Bill – RTE.ie

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said legislation on affordable housing, which is being brought to the Cabinet, will deliver up to 6,000 affordable homes on State lands within four years.

The Affordable Housing Bill will provide for the direct building of affordable homes by the State.

It also includes plans for a cost rental scheme and a new shared equity scheme.

The legislation will require 10% of social homes and 10% of affordable homes in housing developments in every local authority area.

Mr O’Brien has said the new Affordable Housing Bill is the most comprehensive housing legislation ever brought to Cabinet and will deliver up to 6,000 affordable homes on State lands within four years.

The Government plans on housing have been repeatedly criticised by Sinn Féin in the Dáil in recent months with the party describing them as “developer-led”.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr O’Brien said the

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