HOUSING CRISIS: Cork Minister allocates money to Cork County Council to construct 6 units in Milstreet

12 September 2017
By Elaine Murphy

Michael Creed is based in Co Cork

Minister Creed announces €1,165,200 for the provision of Social Housing in Millstreet

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed T.D. has today confirmed that the Government is to provide funding to Cork County Council for the provision of six new social housing units in Millstreet, Co Cork.

Commenting on the announcement Minister Creed said “providing an adequate supply of social housing is a key priority of this Government. I am pleased to confirm that over €1.1 million is to be provided to Cork County Council for the provision of six social housing units, at Claragh Road, Millstreet.”

According to the Minster’s office the “Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness” is designed to accelerate all types of housing supply – social, private and rental. In particular, Rebuilding Ireland seeks the delivery of increased volumes of social housing over the coming years (47,000 units by 2021) and places a focus on delivering long-term housing solutions for homeless households.

The Minister concluded “successes are being achieved in this regard, for example every working day of the week this year, 80 homes will be provided for people in need of social housing supports. I’m pleased that families in Millstreet and in the North Cork area, with a housing need are benefitting from this strategy and will continue to do so as progress accelerates in the coming months and years.”

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