Extra cash for social housing

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

Kilkenny is to get eight new social houses courtesy of an additional funding allocation to the local authorities of 840,900, confirmed today.

Kilkenny is to get eight new social houses courtesy of an additional funding allocation to the local authorities of 840,900, confirmed today.

Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’ Sullivan a €32 million boost to provide more than 260 new homes around the country. Some €20 million will enable local authorities purchase 131 homes this year, while €12.2 million will allow the acquisition of properties that will enable people with a disability to live independently in the community.

“Efficient management of resources has given rise to additional resources available this year,” said Minister O’ Sullivan.

“This funding will now be deployed to purchase an additional 260 homes for families and individuals with a housing need. There is a particular focus on assisting people with a physical or intellectual disability live independently.”