"Government Intervention" In Housing Market Leading To Supply Shortage

A midlands auctioneer claims the emphasis on social housing is having a detrimental effect.

A midlands auctioneer claims government intervention in the housing market is contributing to the supply shortage.

Matt Dunne says increased efforts to provide social housing mean there are fewer and fewer new homes available to the general public.

The Portarlington man says 90 per cent of new builds in the town are being designated as social homes.

He says it's created an impossible situation:

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