Deering welcomes funding for Social Housing

19th July, 2012

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has today (Thursday) welcomed the provision of eleven new Social Housing units in Carlow. The development has been given the green light as part of an overall announcement by the Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that 800 new social and voluntary housing units are being provided across the country.

“I warmly welcome announcement at a time when the Government, and the country, is under such financial pressure. The houses are badly needed and the money allocated is a welcome boost to the construction industry and to the community at large.

“Eleven houses in all will be provided. Cluid housing association in conjunction with Carlow County Council will build two houses, one each in Grange and Hacketstown. There will be three houses purchased in Borris and Carlow Town and a further six special needs units will be constructed in Bagenalstown.

” These new permanent homes are intended for people with special needs including the elderly and people with a disability. There are 800 homes in all across the country at a cost of €100m and I’m very pleased that Carlow’s application has been approved and we will get eleven units at a total cost of over €1.4m.