Housing Charity to fight local property tax tooth and nail

Ireland’s leading housing charity is calling on Government TDs to table an amendment to the Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill when it comes before the Dáil tomorrow. Respond Housing Association is appealing to TDs to exempt housing charities from the local property tax as the inclusion of the sector could jeopardise the provision of social housing in Ireland. The housing charity believes the imposition of a local property tax on housing associations and local authorities could threaten the supply of any new social housing stock for the foreseeable future.

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Local property tax could further jeopardise social housing in Ireland

Ireland’s leading housing charity has slammed the decision by the Government to impose the local property tax on social housing organisations. Respond Housing Association believes the new tax could jeopardise the future of many housing charities throughout the country that provide accommodation for low income and vulnerable families. The housing charity believes the move is short sighted and could have long term negative consequences on the future of social housing in Ireland.

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Housing charity questions NAMA’s ability to deliver on today’s budget announcement

Ireland’s leading housing charity has cautiously welcomed the announcement made in today’s budget by Minister Brendan Howlin that an additional €10 million will be made available to secure properties for social housing purposes from the National Asset Management Agency. Respond Housing Association welcomes the additional allocation to the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government but has called into question the ability of NAMA to deliver the additional housing units given its track record of working with the social housing sector.

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