Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Private Rental Sector: Discussion

Dr. Michael Byrne:

That is a pretty quick answer to give. It is a necessary evil to accept the reality that homelessness prevention is the number one priority in the short term. In the medium to long term, we must transition away from reliance on rental subsidies altogether. The pressing human need in the immediate term has to take precedence over the longer term housing strategy.