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In the coming years, another 35,000 apartments will be needed for Ukrainian refugees

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The additional 35,000 homes that need to be built to house Ukrainian refugees will be a mix of permanent and modular homes, the housing minister said.

Arragh O’Brien said around 35,000 additional homes will be needed over the next few years to accommodate an unprecedented number of refugees.

Local governments were also asked this week to provide a list of managed, zoned or non-zoned sites that could be used for permanent or temporary housing.

The government has also identified 500 plots of land that could be converted into apartments.

Minister O’Brien said the Government must ensure the multi-billion dollar ‘Housing for All’ plan is implemented while housing for refugees is being built.

“A lot of the people who are here don’t want that, but they’re going to be here for a few more years and we have to take care of that.”

Building permits are circumvented so homes can be built faster.

He said 500 “significant” properties were identified, including a mix of conversions and vacant properties, including vacant council housing.

Additional housing could also be obtained through “emergency powers”, Minister O’Brien said.

https://www.independent.ie/news/additional-35000-homes-needed-over-coming-years-for-ukrainian-refugees-41505736.html In the coming years, another 35,000 apartments will be needed for Ukrainian refugees

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