The housing crisis in Waterford will be discussed at a special conference in the city this morning (Friday).
A number of bodies are meeting in the Tower Hotel at 9 o’clock.
The local authority is hosting stakeholders including developers, auctioneers and activist groups to look at measures for improving housing in Waterford.
There are currently over fourteen hundred applicants on the housing waiting list locally while a similar number are part of the Housing Assistance Payment scheme.
The council has also estimated that it will need to build up to 600 houses a year to meet the need for the redevelopment of the North Quays.
Currently less than 200 are being built annually.
The areas expected to come under the microscope are the amount of land available to build on, and whether the Department of Housing will provide the funds to do so.