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Close on €1 million boost for social housing

Kerry County Council is to benefit from the new wave of funding

KERRY County Council has been granted €991,600 to refurbish social housing units which will be re-let to individuals struggling with homelessness or on a housing list.

The government announced over €40 million for the refurbishment of voids which was the largest single amount ever announced under the programme. A total of 2,398 applications from local authorities have been approved at a cost of €39.8 million, with further applications anticipated.

Kerry TD Brendan Griffin welcomed news that Kerry will be allocated funding of €991,600 to refurbish and re-let 50 social housing units, which will help individuals and families who are struggling with homelessness or who are on the social housing list.

Deputy Brendan Griffin has welcomed the Kerry allocation

Kerry County Council made applications which were categorised into three funding streams: standard voids at an average cost of approximately €11,500, homeless voids at an average cost of €17,300 and long-term voids at an average cost of €47,000.

“The department is in a position to approve these applications and Kerry can now begin its work on making these vacant units available for individuals and families so they can start a new chapter in their lives and make a home for themselves,” Deputy Griffin said.

The government is helping local authorities and developers to plan and build better and more houses for people to live in, particularly during the current crisis.

This includes providing social housing supports for people who cannot afford to provide a home for themselves and creating an environment that encourages builders to deliver houses for people who wish to buy their own home. throughout our community,” Deputy Griffin added.

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