The Government has officially unveiled its Housing For All plan, which promises to deliver 300 thousand homes by 2030.
20 billion euro will be spent implementing the first 5 years of the plan.
It will see the introduction of the shared equity scheme and will eliminate penalties associated with the fair deal scheme.
Taoiseach Michael Martin says the delivery of the plan will take a whole of Government approach.
Longford Westmeath TD Joe Flaherty says the plan will see changes in the regulations on one off houses in rural areas.
He says there will be a special powers for local authorities to tackle derelict properties in towns and villages.