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Housing Policy

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Our Vision

Every household should have access to secure, good quality housing suited to their needs at an affordable price in a sustainable community, that is the Government’s vision for the people of Ireland.

What is the Government doing to deliver sufficient homes for all the people?

The Government is helping local authorities and developers to plan and build better and more houses for people to live in. In this Department, working together with public, private and voluntary bodies we are:-

The Social Housing Strategy 2020 and Construction 2020 provides further information on the policies that guide our decisions as to how housing is delivered.

How are we helping the most vulnerable?

There are specific housing policies that set out how we should provide for particular groups of vulnerable people. These include policies on:-

Other government departments

The department also co-operates with other departments whose work influences housing policy. These include the:-