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Opportunity Knocks ? - the potential of Irish financial institutions investing in private rented housing market.

Opportunity Knocks ?

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Summary

The supply of private rented housing generally is an objective supported by Threshold, our priority is the provision of good quality, secure and affordable rented housing at the bottom end of the market. Despite an anticipated build of close on 80,000 housing units next year, supply at the lower end of the PRS market remains a problem.

Threshold is particularly concerned that low cost rental housing be provided for people who are experiencing affordability problems. Additional housing is needed to meet this demand and the potential contribution of institutional investors in this provision must be examined.

This research study was commissioned by Threshold to investigate the potential of Irish financial institutions investing in private rented housing market.

Threshold is acutely aware of the need to strengthen Ireland’s private rented sector. While the size of the private rented sector increased during in the nineteen nineties, it is still only 11% of Ireland’s housing supply, acutely low for a country with a large proportion of young adults and a fast growing economy.