{meta} Agenda for Housing SPC on Wednesday 10th February, 2021, 11.00 am


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Minutes of meeting dated Wednesday 13th January and matters arising pdf icon PDF 617 KB


Chairpersons Business



No Correspondence received


Oscar Traynor Rd Alternative Plan Report pdf icon PDF 760 KB


Update on Working Groups


Rent Review Working Group

Verbal Update


Public Housing Working Group

Verbal Update


Services for Senior Citizens Working Group

Verbal Update


Report on Construction Costs - DCC New Build pdf icon PDF 423 KB


Potential EU Funding Opportunities Housing and Community

Verbal Update


Lord Mayor's Taskforce on Homelessness

Verbal Update


Motion in the names of Cllrs James Geoghegan & Colm O'Rourke

That the Housing SPC shall write to the Minister for Housing;


·         asking him to deliver on his commitment made in the Irish Examiner on the 25th of January 2021 to honour Dublin City Council’s request of an increase of the Serviced Sites Fund from €50,000.00 to €100,000.00 per unit;

·         requesting him to implement the recommendations of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland to undertake a Public building cost review and introduce a standardised construction cost reporting process; and

calling on him to establish the Commission on Housing to help drive down construction costs and increase affordability


Motion in the names of Ard-Mhéara Hazel Chu & Cllr Alison Gilliland Cllr Janet Horner, Cllr. James Geoghegan, Cllr Daithi Doolin, Cllr Tina MacVeigh and Cllr Kevin Donoghue

The Housing SPC recognises the progressive work carried out by the Lord Mayor's Taskforce on Homeless and the recommendations it has presented. To build on the work of the Taskforce, the Housing SPC recommends that a Special Committee on Homeless be established as a sub-committee of the Housing SPC to 

·  support and provide information, views, advice or reports to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) in relation to homelessness and the operation and implementation of the Homeless Action Plan in Dublin and specifically to Dublin City.

·  study, analyse, and make recommendations to any DRAFT Homelessness action Plan prepared by the DRHE.

·  serve as a forum for consultation and sharing of information and data from the DRHE

·  review progress on the Homeless Action Plan and support the DRHE in addressing any barriers to implementation of the plan, whilst having regard to the statutory obligations of the DRHE and its statutory management group.

·  work with the DRHE in pursuing actions where necessary from relevant Government departments and in pursuing a whole of Government approval to the often complex needs of homeless persons.

·  engage regularly with the various other statutory and non-statutory bodies that are involved in different aspects of homelessness in Dublin.

·  invite the Approved Bodies to present and take questions at meetings of this special committee

·  develop strong working relationships with Councillors and the Executives of the other three Dublin Local Authorities.

The Housing SPC agrees that this sub-committee should consist of the Lord Mayor, the Chairperson of the Housing SPC and a representative from each political party/grouping, that management of the DRHE including the Director and other senior staff will report into this special committee and will attend all meetings, that meetings be held in camera unless otherwise agreed by the Committee and that the Committee report to the Housing SPC on a bi-monthly basis.