Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
Right to Housing: Discussion
John Cummins (Fine Gael)
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Yes. I thank both guests for their responses. There are different types of housing support in place, including social housing and HAP. We now have cost rental and we are introducing a shared equity scheme this week. We also have the affordable purchase scheme and we have private housing. There is emergency accommodation as well. It comes down to the debate about whether the State is doing enough. Is it able to lean on the fact we are doing X, Y and Z to vindicate that right to housing versus the opinion of somebody else, perhaps through the courts? It is certainly a debate that will roll on but we are in a better space now with the commission established and a consultation in place. I thank the Chairman.