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Budget Choices 2017 outlines Social Justice Ireland's comprehensive proposals and policies and policies that can deliver a vibrant economy, a just society and a sustainable future.

A summary of Social Justice Ireland's proposals on social housing is available to dowload below.

Report of the Oireachas Committee on Housing and Homelessness published June 2016.
 

Government could substantially increase the resources available to finance social housing by invoking the structural reform clause contained in the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact.This clause allows Government’s to cater for the short-term costs of implementing structural reforms that will have long-term positive budgetary effects.

Social Justice Ireland made a presentation on Social Housing Supply to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness today. The scale of the social housing challenge that Ireland faces is immense.  There are 90,000 households on the waiting list for social housing.  Securing sufficient finance to provide the scale of social housing required is a major challenge. There is no possibility of providing the level of financing required to deal with the scale of the problem on the Government balance sheet within the current fiscal rules. 

Social Justice Ireland's submission on Social Housing Supply to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness.
 

A brief snapshot on how Ireland is performing in terms of social housing provision and some policy proposals.

The focus of the Programme for Government and 32nd Dáil must be on investment in infrastructure and services.  Lack of investment in housing, health, childcare, rural broadband and education threatens economic growth and stability.   The latest research from Social Justice Ireland  in ‘Choices for Equity and Sustainability’ shows that a lack of investment is undermining Ireland’s economic and social stability. 

Ireland is in the midst of a social housing crisis and a homelessness crisis.  The numbers of families living in hotels in the Dublin region doubled in 2015 and the numbers of new families presenting as homeless increased by a third last year in Dublin alone.

Social Justice Ireland's General Election briefing on Housing. 

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