Submission: Department of Housing Statement of Strategy 2023-2025

Our submission to the Department of Housing Statement of Strategy 2023-2025 highlights the importance of addressing fundamental problems relating to access to housing in order to deliver on the strategic goals of the Statement of Strategy.

These include issues related to Housing Circular 41/2012, the medical priority system, public sector duty, reform of the Housing Act 1988.

Our submission also makes recommendations in relation to the Housing Assistance Payment and reform of the Fair Deal Scheme.

It highlights the importance of meeting Ireland’s legally binding climate targets by addressing housing and energy insecurity in tandem.

Housing and homelessness-related queries constitute a high proportion of the queries we receive in our community law centres, and many of these are of an acute and urgent nature.