26 January 2016
By Bryan Smyth
Almost €50 million for social housing in Cork
Ballincollig is getting 34 new social housing units at a cost of €7.4 million. This funding is part of a grant of almost €50 million from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government for social housing in Cork.
Aside from Ballincollig, the Cork projects to receive funding approval to proceed with their submission to construct housing units include Douglas and Midleton, as well as others around the county and in Cork City.
Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, said:
“These new houses will help alleviate demand for social housing in Cork. While it must be acknowledged that this funding won’t by itself fix the problem of waiting lists or the housing demands in Cork, where we are still playing catch up from years when money wasn’t available, this will help address the challenges people are facing. We can build on these developments for the future.
“The Government’s €3.8 billion Social Housing Strategy will deliver 35,000 new social housing units and an additional 75,000 new social housing tenancies by 2020, which will greatly help to reduce demand and ease the pressure on housing waiting lists.”