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That new housing policy July 20, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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1. EWI - July 20, 2016

Further outsourcing of the housing functions of LAs to the private sector – or at least the crony capitalism part of it. PPPs for everyone! With public lands thrown in.

The banks will be only too delighted at the proposal to buy their remaining distressed mortgages, too.

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2. sonofstan - July 20, 2016

Lots of things wrong. As Lorcan Sirr and Colm MacCarthy say, giving money to first time buyers just means more people bidding for the same stock.
Aside though; on the radio yesterday, all the commentary featured one of the above plus someone from AAA/PBP. Obviously everyone else is on holidays, but media win.

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WorldbyStorm - July 20, 2016

That money is bizarre. Crazy stuff.

Fair dues to AAAPBP – thing is the rest are all meant to be about, at least until tomorrow evening. Says it all .

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3. fergal - July 20, 2016

Could go the way of FG’s much publicised universal health insurance- to be dropped in four years’ time. Housing is more visible than health- citizens will be able to see the end product so to speak….or not. A much more comprehensive plan than Alan Kelly’s one a year back- so much for Labour reeling in the mad dogs of FG then!
Compete lack of imagination, citizens now have two choices- buy a place with a mortgage from the private sector or rent a home from the private sector but we’ll call it social housing. The banks, mortgage brokers, builders and landlords should all do very well out of all this- not so sure about the ordinary citizen..By the way what happened to the 5 billion euros offered by the Credit Unions for social housing
Imagination?
1. Traditional council housing
2 Nader Khalili’s wonderfully cheap earthbag technique- http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/building-a-dream-home-but-not-at-a-nightmare-price-227306.html
3 Cooperative housing- http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/are-these-dublin-s-most-unusual-developers-1.1161916
4 Isn’t there something really inspiring about how the Amish community houses itself? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsTB0HnM6WM
5 And of course Walter Segal- https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/16/anarchism-community-walter-segal-self-build-south-london-estate
Of course the few examples above would (hopefully) put citizens in the driving seat and not the aforementioned parasites!

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EWI - July 20, 2016

By the way what happened to the 5 billion euros offered by the Credit Unions for social housing?

Well, first FG/LAB didn’t respond for some weeks, until prompted to do so by the newspapers. Then there was some mumbling until it was forgotten again. The bigger aim here for the likes of FG is the progressive emasculation of the ability of the public sector to deliver results, after all.

And FG’s ‘universal insurance’ entailed privatising everything and turning it into a market.

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4. fergal - July 20, 2016

Cheers EWI- of course you’re dead right about FG’s ‘universal insurance’ privatising everything and turning it in to a market- same goes for housing too
I read recently that there were 200,000 empty units in the country-not all in the middles of nowhere- why are they being ignored by the housing plan? Very strange

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5. Paddy Healy - July 21, 2016

Eviction Proceedings-No Pause in Government Action Plan On Housing and Homelessness
Full Comment: http://wp.me/pKzXa-wc
FALSE PROMISE TO FIRST TIME BUYERS! Bonanza for Developers!
“Plan” is just a pre-election gimmick
Now we Know why the Oireachtas Committee refused to invite Ken Smollen and THE HUB-IRELAND to address it!

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6. Paddy Healy - July 22, 2016

Housing-47,000 new homes will be produced in the same way as last government delivered 100,000 jobs???-Brian Hayes FG
Full Comment http://wp.me/pKzXa-wc
Trouble is the govt didn’t create 100,000 jobs. These occurred while govt was in office due to weak euro, cheap oil, exceptional demand for multi-national exports etc
The bounce back in jobs would have been greater if government had not pursued an austerity policy!

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