{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 12th May, 2021, 11.00 am


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Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 14th April and matters arising pdf icon PDF 641 KB


Chairpersons Business

No Correspondence received


Update on Working Groups pdf icon PDF 533 KB

i.     Public Housing Working Group

ii.    Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

iii.   Special Committee on Homelessness

iv.   Oversight Committee on Animal Welfare Issues


Additional documents:


Housing Management Update pdf icon PDF 873 KB

i.          Report on Housing Delivery Structures & Resources  in Dublin City Council (Presentation)

ii.         Report on Housing Supply

iii.        Report on Homelessness

iv.        Report on Leasing


Additional documents:


Motion in the name of Cllr. Daithi Doolan

Dublin City Council will immediately set about establishing a publicly owned designated activity company in partnership with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund for the sole purpose of constructing social and affordable housing on public land.



Motion in the name of Cllr. Alison Gilliland

That Dublin City Council Housing SPC recognises the over-reliance of DCC housing projects on contracting private development and construction companies to develop and particularly build local housing projects. This situation inevitability adds cost to and reduces control over projects. 


While Dublin City Council Housing SPC also recognises a report presented at the March 2021 SPC recommending against the establishment of a DCC building company given that 'it would be a cumbersome and be a very difficult task to implement with many Governance, Legal, Financial and Bureaucratic implications to overcome and maintained into the future. Such a Company would have to tender for construction projects in the same way as ordinary private contractors. There is no certainty at all that it would achieve more positive construction costs.' it acknowledges that other actions can be taken to increase DCC capacity in the area of development preparation and oversight, project management, on-site preparation and management as well as hands-on housing maintenance and small housing construction activities. 


Therefore, the DCC Housing SPC seeks that a plan be put in place to increase internal, directly employed capacity to significantly speed up the realisation of the housing projects, including regeneration projects, outlined in the housing supply report.