RA is a crazy expensive system in this country, and traps people in the social welfare pit, shared housing or a time limit would to be have introduced , its a broken system with good intentions but in our current state it can work
The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has established a new leasing initiative for the delivery of social housing.
This new initiative represents an expansion of the options available to local authorities for the delivery of social housing. Properties will be leased from the private sector and used to accommodate households from local authority waiting lists. Leased properties will be allocated to tenants, in accordance with the local authorities allocations schemes.
Leasing Arrangments - Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
I feel they should be buying them on HP from NAMA at knock down prices as soon more and more families will be homeless after more austerity and interest hikes force mortgage holders to default.
The only trouble from a landlord's perspective, is getting them out once the 20 years is up. Still, it's handy money.
We already have fuel poverty, do we want water poverty too? No thanks. Not registering, not paying.
YOU ALONE CAN DO IT, BUT YOU CAN'T DO IT ALONE