Originally Posted by RocioLS
On Monday I paid the deposit for one of the type 4 houses. After speaking with my solicitor, he told me that by law in new developments a number of house is allocated to "social house". Does anyone know how many houses are going to be used for social houses and where are they going to be? Looking at the map (brochure) I have doubts about what will be the area painted in purple near the creche, on the right near the Luas station (it appears outside Parklands and I can't see any information about what it can be, just numbers) do you think they are more apartments? I have asked H&M but it does not respond to that.
thank you in advance!!! Is going to be my first house and I´m very nervous!!
At present the law says 10%, although the new Housing Minister wants to increase to 20% (during FF tenure in the past it was 20%). I heard usually they are apartments. H&M told me the pink ones in the beginning are the apartments.
But honestly, there is a this huge misconception about social housing in Ireland. I work as a professor at a large university in Dublin. I am non-Irish and non-white. One of my closest colleague friend in our department grew up most of his life in social housing in Tallaght. We have a lot of Irish common friends (inside & outside University) who come from a well-to-do families. Ofcourse, I am not saying everything w.r.t social housing is great but somehow this fear about folks in social housing is, in my opinion, exaggerated.