1. Housing Need Demand Assessment (HNDA)
Appendix 1 - Housing Need Demand Assessment (HNDA) & Housing Strategy
The National Planning Framework requires local authorities to carry out a Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA). This is a new way of assessing current and future housing need. This evidence will support decisions on housing policy for subsequent county development plans and local area plans.
In April 2021, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage published a new HNDA Tool supported by ‘Guidance on the Preparation of a Housing Need and Demand Assessment’. The HNDA Tool assesses housing need using the latest statistics on the economy and housing. This HNDA Tool gives broad, long-run estimates of housing need for County Kildare for the period 2023 to 2031.