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Housing List figures in Dublin South Central Unacceptable- Councillor Daithí Doolan

11 December, 2014 - by Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin's Dublin City Councillor Daithi Doolan has branded as unacceptable that 7,152 people are waiting to be housed in Dublin South Central.

Doolan said:

"There are 7,152 people waiting to be housed in Dublin South Central. This is the tip of a very large iceberg in Dublin. Of these 3,147 people are waiting more than five years to be housed. These are shocking figures. They were released to me yesterday in a response to a Council question.

"The figures demand immediate action by Dublin City Council and the Department of Environment. I proposed at yesterday's Area Committee meeting that Dublin City Council's Chief Executive would bring forward proposals for the development of social housing in lands owned by the City Council in Dublin South Central. This would ensure plans would be shovel ready for any funding made available by the Department of Environment. This was unanimously agreed. I will work to ensure this plan is complete as a matter if urgency. In Ballyfermot alone we have land to develop over 2,000 homes. This would see real progress made in meeting the needs of the thousands of families waiting to be housed.

"No one doubts this city faces a housing crisis. Dublin City Council has the land; all we need is the political will to allocate funding to build homes to address the crisis.”

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