€94,000 funding for 8 local authority homes in Carlow- Deering

12th May, 2017

Fine Gael TD Pat Deering said Carlow will benefit from €94,000 funding to return 8 vacant local authority properties to use this year.

The move is a continuation of the Government’s commitment under the Social Housing Strategy to deliver 47,000 housing units across the country by 2021 at a cost of €5.35 billion.

Deputy Deering said: “This funding will create 8 new homes in Carlow for homeless households and families on housing waiting lists and will greatly assist our local authority in achieving a quick turnaround and re-letting times for vacant units.

“These measures will reduce the number of vacant units in Carlow and our local authority will continue to be supported in the remediation of any such vacant units that occur.

“Since the introduction of the programme in 2014 valuable assistance has been provided in dealing with vacant units and significant progress has been made in tackling the backlog.”

Housing Minister Simon Coveney said: “Under the Government’s Social Housing Strategy 2020, and reaffirmed under Pillar 2 of Rebuilding Ireland, my Department is committed to supporting local authorities in carrying out work that both improves the national housing stock and ensures that existing social housing stock is used efficiently.

“I’m happy to be able to continue the vacant property programme and to support the local authorities in the provision of funding for these very worthwhile and important schemes for local authority tenants”.