In a week of promises being made by every political party, it seems that the Labour party has made another by claiming that they will commit to investing a further €35m in order to tackle the long term homelessness crisis.
The news of the party’s latest promise comes after the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launched its housing policy in which he called for more homes being built through the use of modular housing. During his speech Mr Kelly actively called on local authorities to get behind the scheme, saying ‘there’s no point supporting homelessness if you won’t allow modular homes in your own back yard’.
Minister Kelly also said he fully believes that by building more modular housing the homeless crisis would be dramatically reduced in no time.
Mr Kelly said: “At the moment we are building 500 modular houses in Dublin. “I want to see that executed this year, I want to see them in place. What we are saying is that we need to increase them.”
“They’re incredible, they are actually incredible houses, for myself when I visited them I was even taken aback. I knew they’d be good but how good they were was something that really astonished me.”