Housing associations to warn rising costs a threat to delivery of social housing

28/06/2022 02:35:00

Housing associations to warn rising costs a threat to delivery of social housing

Housing associations to warn rising costs a threat to delivery of social housing

Oireachtas committee to hear that small builders are being squeezed by escalating inflation

Expand Rising construction costs as seen as threatening the delivery of social housing schemes in the future.Rental availability at "extraordinarily low level" as house prices continue to rise 9 Hugh Carr There were just over 12,400 homes available to buy at the start of June, effectively the same number as last year.The campaign aims to"encourage all roads users to modify their behaviour on our roads and to encourage all age groups to think about road safety and how they can influence the behaviours of others.The campaign aims to"encourage all roads users to modify their behaviour on our roads and to encourage all age groups to think about road safety and how they can influence the behaviours of others.

Photograph: iStock/Getty By Pat Leahy Tue Jun 28 2022 - 00:31 The organisation that represents Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs), whose members supply nearly half of new social housing, will warn the Oireachtas housing committee on Tuesday that rising construction costs threaten the delivery of social housing schemes in the future.The committee is conducting hearings on inflation in the construction industry and witnesses from the Irish Council for Social Housing are scheduled to address it.Advertisement The details of Ireland's current housing status were published in Daft.In an opening statement from council president Pat Doyle, who is also chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust, the group will warn that construction inflation, allied to rising interest rates for loan finance, is a source of growing worry.Advertisement "This is not just a number, these are people, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, friends, colleagues.The council represents 270 housing associations that own and manage some 50,000 homes, which it says cater for “for general needs family housing as well as specialist housing and supports for homeless households, disabled people, older people and other groups such as refugees”.READ MORE Housing prices rose by 3.In addition, it says, Approved Housing Bodies have delivered more than 40 per cent of all new social housing in recent years.” The #SlowDown campaign will run from Monday until Sunday (3 July), featuring a number of #SlowDown ambassadors from around the country on social media.

Some of its members are also involved in the provision of cost-rental housing.The average listed price nationwide was €311,874 – 9.The public are being encouraged to share the message to slow down on their own social media pages with the hashtag #SlowDown.Mr Doyle will warn TDs that rising interest rates are threatening the funding model of some schemes because of the increased cost of borrowing.Will the Government take any pre-budget action? Your browser does not support the audio element.The number of homes that were available to buy at the start of June stood at just over 12,400, up from an all-time low of just 10,000 three months earlier.The cost of land remains a significant barrier, his opening statement will note.“Provision and assembly of land is still a central underlying factor for AHBs being able to meet the Housing for All targets of 40-50 per cent of total social housing delivery as well the cost rental programme and more work should be undertaken in this area,” it says.READ MORE "There were almost 5% more homes for sale in Dublin on June 1 this year compared to last year – and the equivalent figure for the rest of the province was 10.

The committee will also be told that the approved housing bodies are seeing smaller builders, with whom many AHBs partner to deliver small housing schemes, being especially squeezed.“Cash flow problems are more commonly reported and some of the contractors operating at this scale are feeling vulnerable where they had bought sites previously for social and affordable housing."After over two years of rapidly falling supply, it seems that the market around the capital has turned a corner in terms of availability.Now their funders may be unwilling to fund these small builders if costs cannot be controlled,” Mr Doyle will say.However, given the power of the State in the construction sector now, because of increased investment in social and affordable housing, there should be “greater opportunities to influence pricing”, the committee will be told.Advertisement "Rental availability is at an extraordinary low level, while the availability of homes to buy has improved in recent months.In addition, the council says that “modern methods of construction”, including modular housing, have led to improvements in the speed of delivery in a small number of cases.

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