Ireland’s rental sector is under enormous pressure. The impact is being felt by individuals and families renting and it is now becoming a threat to Ireland’s competitiveness and job creation. The sector needs a new vision and strategy if it is to become an attractive long-term housing choice.
Today’s report from the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) Ireland’s Private Rental Sector: Pathways to Secure Occupancy & Affordable Supply sets out the policy response required. It argues for both providing tenants with more secure occupancy and increasing the supply of permanent affordable rental housing available to low and medium-income households.