{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 8th September, 2021, 11.00 am

Agenda and draft minutes

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Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 14th July and matters arising pdf icon PDF 263 KB


Agreed : Minutes Agreed



Chairpersons Business pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:


Condolences were paid to the late Cllr Anthony Flynn’s family.

Members congratulated Cllr Lacey upon his appointment as Housing SPC Chairperson.

i.           Correspondence

Action :

Agreed : Correspondence noted



Update on Working Groups pdf icon PDF 788 KB

i.       Public Housing Working Group

ii.      Senior Citizens Working Group

iii.     Special Committee on Homelessness

iv.     Oversight Committee on Animal Welfare Issues


Additional documents:


i.         Public Housing Working Group

No meeting since last update.

Agreed : N/A

ii.       Senior Citizens Working Group

Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland provided an update covering aspects such as;

·         National Disability Authority meeting update

·         Public realm

·         Seating design guidelines

·         Healthy Cities collaboration

·         Mobility

·         Public transport

·         Additional public realm seating


Agreed : Report Noted


iii.      Special Committee on Homelessness

The following aspects of the report were discussed;

Lord Mayor updated group on the following;

·         Amendment to the Terms of Reference for the Special Committee

·         National Quality Standards Framework

·         Experience of women accessing emergency accommodation

·         Dual Diagnosis/ Addiction/ Detox Bed availability

·         Support Case management

·         Homelessness context within the Housing For All Plan 

·         Scheme of Lettings – Band Priority

Agreed : Report Noted.

Agreed : Scheme of Lettings priorities report shall be circulated to Councilors.


iv.      Oversight Committee on Animal Welfare Issues

Members acknowledged Cllr Heney’s commitment and contribution to the Committee.

The following aspects of the report were discussed;

·         Alternative arrangements for the provision of Dog Shelter service

·           A new Animal Welfare Unit page is currently being designed for inclusion on Dublincity.ie. The page will be fully accessible.

·           Dog Warden Service

·           Increasing levels of dogs being abandoned

·           Develop relationships with statutory, voluntary, charitable and
organisations with a specific interest in animal welfare

·           Dublin City Municipal Animal shelter


Agreed : Report Noted.



Housing For All - New Government Strategy


Members initially explored the viability, timeframe and scope of the plan and covered a range of observations including;

·         Plan ambition

·         Land availability and acquisition

·         Part V increase

·         Funding

·         Affordability & Cost Rental delivery

·         Bureaucracy

·         Procurement process streamline

·         Resource allocation

·         Delivery mechanisms

·         Local Authority Housing Delivery Action Plans for the next five years

·         Site Service Fund

·         Income Thresholds

·         Private sector reliance

·         One Bed Homes/Accommodation types & suitability

·         Budgets

·         Workforce upskilling

·         Further analysis of plan


Agreed : Write to Minister for Housing to attend a meeting of the S.P.C. to discuss the government’s new strategy (Housing For All) and how it may impact on the Housing and Homelessness situation in Dublin City and the proposed Oscar Traynor Road development.



Draft Housing Strategy Report


The following themes were covered and discussed;

·         Development Plan

·         Housing Strategy


Action : An invitation to attend a Workshop was extended by the Planning Department to all Councillors to discuss the Housing Strategy element within the new Development Plan.

This workshop will be hosted by the Planning Department and will be held on 23rd September.at 2.30pm via Zoom.  




Next Meeting – Wednesday 13th October 11:00-:13:00


Retrofitting, Regeneration and Insulation programmes were raised under AOB.