Often, investment in social housing is associated with properties which are located in designated social housing areas. Housing Together’s policy is different and identifies properties in residential developments, delivering a mix of social housing amongst privately-owned housing.
A key objective of the Irish Governments Housing Policy is to achieve sustainable communities by having a good balance of mixed-income and mixed-tenure households in warmer and more energy efficient homes.
The mixing of people from different socio-economic backgrounds creates more diverse, socially cohesive, and interesting communities and helps to improve social mobility.
The alternative system of uniform estates can lead to segregation and marginalisation of the most vulnerable in Society.