ALMOST 2,600 people have been on Dublin City Council’s social-housing waiting-list for at least 10 years, as the Housing Executive has confirmed that a 100-bed homeless hostel is set to close.
Brú Aimsir on Dublin’s Thomas Street was opened in October 2015 as part of Dublin City Council’s annual Cold Weather Homeless Initiative, where extra beds are provided for people during the winter.
According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, there are a total of more than 17,500 on the waiting-list.
The solution is State building of State housing on State land…as simple as that.
But 331 people rejected offers of social housing last year and 213 so far in 2019.
Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the only solution to the long waiting lists is for councils to build significantly more house, “The solution is State building of State housing on State land…as simple as that.
“The councils nee the opportunity to build housing on their own lands, to rezone it for housing,”