Does the Minister not realise the median average income is €27,000. These workers will never have a chance to buy these so-called ‘affordable homes’ that we are handing over to a private developer that will make a profit of €67 million from them! It is outrageous! This is not what we want in our country.
The Minister said that Dublin City Council informed him that no home in the affordable housing scheme in O’Devaney Gardens would be sold for more than €400,000. Does he not realise that a person buying a home costing €270,000 would need a deposit of €27,000 and would need to earn almost €70,000 per year? That is not what the majority of workers are even touching on.
So-called ‘affordable housing’ will only be for the top 20% of earners, not for the ordinary workers!