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Sinn Féin ensures delivery of social housing for Dublin City Council-Cllr. Daithí Doolan

11 January, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan

Sinn Féin has ensured that a Dublin City Council home building proposal could deliver 1,343 homes including, 448 social houses as well as private, cost rental and start up homes. 

Speaking at tonight's Dublin City Council, Cllr. Daithí Doolan, chair of the housing committee, said:

"The proposal for city council lands at St. Michaels in Inchicore, Oscar Traynor and O'Devaney Gardens will deliver over 1,300 homes.

"Sinn Féin has successfully amended the proposal to ensure a minimum of 30% social housing on each site. This will amount to 448 homes being built for those on City Council housing lists. 

The proposal will also include innovative, cost rental homes, where rents will be 20% below market values.

The proposal will also include start up, or affordable, homes. These homes will be sold to people who can avail of a Dublin City Council mortgage. This will allow people to buy a home who otherwise could not afford to.

"The government continues to starve local authorities of essential funding for housing. This is Dublin City Council attempting to deliver homes despite government's best efforts." 

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