New State Policy Announces Support for Student Accommodation Development in Ireland
The new policy announced by Minister Harris is a significant step towards addressing the shortage of student accommodation in Ireland. The country has been facing a housing crisis for several years, with a shortage of both affordable housing and student accommodation. According to a report by the Higher Education Authority, there was a shortfall of over 20,000 student beds in 2019. This has led to students facing high rents and overcrowded living conditions, with many being forced to live in substandard accommodation.
Our agency works with universities and colleges that provide accommodation and we strongly advise students to apply for accommodation as early as possible, particularly if they plan to attend in September 2023. With the new policy in place, the demand for student accommodation is expected to increase and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The new policy will provide much-needed support for the construction of new student accommodation, with a focus on affordability for students. The government plans to activate new supply where planning permission already exists but developments have not proceeded due to increasing construction costs, and to do so in a way that will enable targeted groups to access accommodation at affordable rates. Furthermore, the Government has also approved investment in preparing Technological Universities to build student accommodation, which will include assessment of regional needs and vacant stock.
The government’s intervention in the student accommodation sector is a positive step forward in addressing the housing crisis in Ireland. By providing financial support for the construction of new student accommodation, the government hopes to alleviate the burden on students and improve their living conditions. Additionally, by investing in preparing Technological Universities to build student accommodation, the government aims to ensure that there is a balanced regional development and support the development of student accommodation responses in key areas, which will enable TU’s to further develop facilities for students.
The new policy announced by Minister Harris is a significant step forward in addressing the shortage of student accommodation in Ireland and will help to alleviate the burden on students.
At our agency, we understand the importance of secure and affordable accommodation for students. That’s why we partner with universities and colleges that provide top-quality student accommodation. As the new policy announced by Minister Harris is set to stimulate the development of new and additional student accommodation, we want to remind students that it is crucial to apply for accommodation as early as possible, especially if they plan to start their studies in September 2023.
The demand for student accommodation is expected to rise with the implementation of this policy, and we don’t want you to miss out on your ideal living arrangements. So, we urge you to take action now. Trust us, it will be worth it to secure a comfortable and affordable place to call home during your time at university. Don’t wait until it’s too late, apply today and avoid disappointment.
At Time to Move Ireland, we specialize in helping students enrol in universities and colleges in Ireland. While we do not provide student accommodation directly, we are dedicated to helping students navigate the process of finding and applying for accommodation offered by our partners. If you have any questions or need assistance with this aspect of the enrolment process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our team is ready to help you every step of the way, providing guidance and support to ensure you have a comfortable and affordable place to call home during your time at university. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance you may need.