Respond Housing Association to build 104 homes in Kilkenny

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

respond to build houses in Kilkenny

Respond to build houses in Kilkenny

More than 100 homes are to be provided in Kilkenny by the Respond Housing Association.

Respond is one of Ireland’s leading housing associations in Ireland and has provided more than 5,639 homes of accommodation nationwide.

Respond’s team of people have the ambition and ability to achieve the aim to meaningfully address the housing and homelessness crisis in Ireland. 

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD today launched the 2017 Annual Report for the Respond housing association and unveiled details of current projects in construction around the country.

The launch includes details of total of 414 homes and images of all our new developments on site including:

54 homes in Golflinks Road, Kilkenny
50 homes in Deansground, Kilkenny

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD said: “Approved Housing Bodies, such as Respond, know the important contribution that they play in social housing delivery. We rely on the sector because we trust and have faith in them. Respond has risen to the challenge and it is clear, they have the ambition to continue to play a role in Rebuilding Ireland. Today’s event is a testament to Respond who are playing their part in addressing the current challenges we face; they are expanding and improving the housing services they provide and they are also significantly increasing the number of social housing homes that they are providing around the country.”

 

Declan Dunne, CEO of Respond said: “Every day Respond Housing provides housing and homeless services to over 8,000 residents in lifetime homes and supported accommodation to 128 families in Dublin hubs.

Right now, we are on site in 8 different locations in Ireland building over 414 new social homes .This is only the beginning of our development plans, which truly took off this year, and we will deliver at least 2,500 new social homes over the next 5 years with investment of €500 million.

 

“Our core mission at this time is to help alleviate the housing and homelessness crisis Ireland currently faces by providing real on-the-ground solutions. Our long term aim is to provide lifetime social and affordable homes to a far greater proportion of the population, bringing Ireland more into line with our European neighbours where people from all walks of life live in housing association developments side by side.

 

“We will continue to build new homes and to build on our own stated ambitions. I would ask communities across Ireland to embrace new social housing or homeless services when they are announced for their area. It is up to each single one of us, each community and parish to play our part in building the homes and communities we want for all our children. Communities should know that they have nothing to fear and everything to gain when they welcome new residents to their area. We are all – Government, local authority, Approved Housing Body, residents´ committee – responsible for delivering our part of the response and we will only truly solve this crisis if we view it as one that affects all of us”.