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Adequate shelter is one of the most basic human needs and is consequently one of the most important human rights.

Sinn Féin's Better For Housing document sets out a series of visionary and principled steps to deal with the housing crisis and plan strategically for the future. Proposals such as a massive social housing build programme for the state, 2030 – Project 100,000, which would increase the social and affordable housing stock and eradicate huge housing lists.

Sinn Féin is promising that, if in government, we will deliver a housing blueprint for this island that makes boom and bust property cycles, housing waiting lists, homelessness and environmentally-unsound housing, things of the past.

View and share the document in PDF Booklet format here.


Sinn Féin priorities in government would include:

  • Build 100,000 new social and affordable homes.
  • Ensure 20% social and affordable housing on all new developments.
  • Introduce legislation to limit the rate that banks can charge  - even a 1% reduction would save mortgage holders an average of €2,000 a year on a €200,000 mortgage. 
  • Abolish the Local Property Tax.
  • Provide rent certainty.
  • Introduce a tenant's rights charter.
  • Alongside the introduction of rent regulation, look at the capping of rent subsidies
  • Make an extra €30 million available for emergency housing in 2016.
  • 100,000 teach sóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta a thógáil sna 14 bliain atá romhainn.
  • 20% thithíocht shóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta i gach forbairt nua.
  • Srian a choinneáil ar an ráta is féidir le bainc a ghearradh thar an mbonn le haghaidh úis mhorgáiste
  • Deireadh a chur le cáin mhaoine áitiúil.
  • Cinnteacht cíosa a sholáthar.
  • Scrúdú a dhéanamh in athuair ar an gcleachtas caidhpeáil a dhéanamh ar  fhóirdheontais chíosa comhuaineach le rialúcháin chíosa a thabhairt isteach.
  • €30 milliún sa bhreis chun tithíocht ar bhonn éigeandála a sholáthar do dhaoine gan dideán i 2016.

Related Policy Documents

View or Download Sinn Féin's Housing plans as part of Budget 2018

Housing

View or download Sinn Féin's plan to reform the private rented sector

Reforming the Privated Rental Sector