The Housing Commission are holding a public consultation seeking views on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. The consultation asks submissions to consider whether there should be a constitutional amendment and if so what form it should take.
The Commission is encouraging as many people as possible to have their say in this consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. Members of the public, public representatives, organisations involved in housing, people working in related policy and legal areas are now invited to send in submissions to assist the Commission in its task of providing independent advice to the government on a potential constitutional amendment.
The public consultation will remain open until Friday 2 September.
The Commission would like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say in this consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland.
There are 3 ways to provide your views:
- through responding to the consultation, ‘Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing’
- by emailing a submission to: ConsultHC@housingcommission.gov.ie
- by posting a submission to: Housing Commission, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6X0
About the Housing Commission
The Housing Commission was established by Government to independently examine and review the housing system in Ireland. The Housing Commission is considering what the features of a good housing system that works for everyone are and what steps are required to introduce a good housing system in Ireland. The Commission has also been set the specific task of making a recommendation to Government on a proposed referendum on housing.
The Housing Commission’s Terms of Reference cover a wide range of issues connected to housing, one of which is to consider the complex constitutional issues arising in this area and to propose appropriate wording for a referendum on housing.
The Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland is now open until Friday 2 September.
Input from all parties is welcome. This includes:
- members of the public
- public representatives
- bodies working in housing and related areas across:
- the local authority sector
- the community and voluntary sector
- the construction sector
- related professional bodies
- those working in related policy and legal areas
In anticipation that there may be a high volume of interest in this consultation process and to help the Commission to engage with the key points, respondents are encouraged to keep their submissions to a maximum of 2,500 words.
Please provide your submission by Friday 2 September 2022.