Eileen Gabbett

  • Petition: Develop Damastown as a new social & affordable community

    Solidarity - The Left Alternative have come up with a ambitious, positive proposal to develop 1,135 social & affordable homes in Damastown, Mulhuddart to begin to resolve the housing crisis. Fingal has 22% of the population of Dublin, but 35% of the homeless population - we need action now!

    GOAL: 476 signatures

    Our proposal contains 835 houses and 300 apartments. Nearly 80 four beds, 413 three beds, 550 two beds and nearly 100 one bed units.

    50% will be ring-fenced for social housing and the other 50% will be available on an Affordable Mortgage Scheme.

    RcgjbisuqpuHMAi-800x450-noPad.jpgRather than part-privatise this last remaining publicly owned land bank in Dublin 15, we want Fingal to develop these homes for families, not developer profits.

    We want this development to be funded from Fingal's capital budget and investment from the Department of the Environment & the Housing Agency.

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  • Build Public Housing at Kilcarbery the Grange

    Petition: Build public homes on public land at Kilcarbery The Grange

    Solidarity - The Left Alternative have come up with an ambitious, positive proposal to develop 892 social & affordable homes at Kilcarbery The Grange, as an alternative to the current proposal, which would see 70% of the homes being privatised.

    GOAL: 65 signatures

    Solidarity’s proposal would see 536 of the 892 homes going to those on existing Council lists. This would be financed through the Social Housing Investment Fund. 

    The remaining 356 homes would be would be offered at truly affordable mortgages, financed through the Housing Finance Agency and recouped fully over a 30 year period.

    The council would have the first option to buy them back, thereby keeping them as part of public housing stock. 

    South Dublin County Council owns enough land to provide 6,000 houses on public land.

    However, in 2017 there were 0 local Authority Houses built in South Dublin.

    The proposal for Kilcarbery The Grange is scalable and so could deliver those 6,000 homes across the County.

    To view the detail proposal click here

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