Under the “Housing for All” Plan, significant funding streams are available to the Council to increase the number of new-build homes for social and affordable housing. The Council can make an application to the new Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) to assist in meeting the cost of delivery of affordable housing and deliver affordability to approved purchasers and renters. This AHF forms part of an overall affordable housing budget which will provide €2.9 billon over the period to 2030 to deliver homes for affordable purchase and rent.
Home builders and housing developers are asked to contact Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Housing Department for more information and to submit an expression of interest. The Council will consider the initial proposal and, should it meet housing needs, cost and eligibility criteria, additional information will be sought to move forward with the process.
Catherine Keenan, Director of Housing, said:
Under the Housing for All plan, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is working to significantly increase our provision of social and affordable housing over the coming years. The new Affordable Housing Fund is a very important measure towards that ambition allowing greater and more efficient delivery of homes at below market rates. I urge all home builders and housing developers to consider the many benefits of an advance purchase arrangement with the Council, including financial surety and efficiency. Entering an arrangement with us will also provide much needed homes and help to build sustainable communities.