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Programme of investment needed for Student Accommodation- Cllr Carney Boud

23 July, 2015 - by Cathleen Carney Boud

Reacting to the news that the government is currently considering plans to provide developers with tax incentives to encourage development of student accommodation plans, Cllr Cathleen Carney Boud, is calling on the government to invest in providing student accommodation.

Cllr Carney Boud said:

“We are in the middle of one of the worst housing crises in recent memory with families being made homeless every week and thousands of people on the social housing list.

As a result, there is pressure on the student accommodation market.”

“There are 25,000 students competing for accommodation every year across the country and this number is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years.

Building more units of social housing would reduce overall pressure on the housing market, freeing up thousands of units which students could then occupy.”

"The Higher Education Authority has made various policy recommendations including a programme of State led investment into campus accommodation, which we would welcome."

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