In this homelessness, eviction housing solutions special Reboot Republic we talk to Anthony Flynn, Dublin City Councillor & CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless and Laoise Neylon, journalist and reporter with the Dublin Inquirer. We discuss the current homelessness situation in Dublin, how COVID has impacted, the problems with the way homelessness is being officially measured, the use of tourist accommodation, how the ending of the eviction ban is resulting in increased evictions and an inevitable rise in homelessness. We also discuss the delivery of new social and affordable housing, updating on the O Devaney Gardens housing plan, Bartras gains & the city council loss, the cost rental and affordable rental aspects – and shockingly how public cost rental housing is being developed under build to rent planning – not living size homes.
Rory points to the hope of new social housing projects but Anthony & Laoise are a little more sceptical. This is a terrific podcast.
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