Prior to the Covid-19 crisis Ireland faced significant challenges in the housing sector including insufficient housing output, acute affordability pressures in the private rental sector and high unmet need for social housing. It is over two years since the Council set out its analysis of Ireland’s system of urban development, land management and housing provision. That research concluded that the system was dysfunctional and that a suite of actions were required to fix it.
Pursuing that objective, NESC’s report Housing Policy: Actions to Deliver Change was concerned with two-related issues. First, bridging the supply gap by actively managing land and locational value for public good; and second, bridging the affordability gap by engineering-in permanent affordability.
The above report laid the groundwork for “Private Rental in Ireland”, which was published in February of this year as part of NESC’s 50th anniversay celebrations – You can access it here.