1195. Making Affordable Homes Actually Affordable

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Sinn Féin made headlines when they said that they wanted average homes to be within reach of average salaries. Their figure of €300,000 was scoffed at by the Society of Charted Surveyors, who put the cost of building a house in Dublin at €460,000. So what to think?
Joining us on the podcast is UCD Asst Prof of Architecture, Órla Hegarty, and she breaks it down not only with numbers, but with evidence of homes built for less than both of those estimates. We discuss finance, the developer-led approach and the politics of negative equity vs affordable housing.
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