Milestone of over 10,000 new homes is reached

The Sruthán na Sailí development in Killarney, built by Michael Cronin of Thermohouse, is the result of a partnership between Clúid, Kerry County Council and the Department of Housing

Charity housing body Clúid has reached a milestone of providing over10,000 homes and it has provided accommodation for a total of 1,326 people in 510 units in Kerry.

The organisation is committed to providing quality housing and services that enable people to create homes and thriving communities and aims to increase its annual output over the coming years, with 15 building sites currently active.

In 2022 alone, Clúid delivered over 1,000 new homes into management and its cost rental system allows residents to pay rents that are solely based on the cost to build, manage and maintain the homes.

Minister Darragh O’Brien

Clúid’s chief executive officer, Brian O’Gorman said the oganisation’s vision is a society where everyone has a great place to live’ and I am delighted to announce that 27,099 people are living in our 10,272 homes.

“Everyone in Clúid has worked hard over the years to achieve this milestone and I would like to congratulate each of them,” he said.

“We work closely with the Minister for Housing, the Housing Finance Agency and others in the housing sector and I would like to thank each of them for their ongoing support. Clúid is very proud of this achievement, but the work doesn’t end here. We are committed to building on this number and giving more people and families the opportunity to live in secure, quality housing,” the minister added.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, said reaching 10,000 homes in management is a significant milestone.

“The Government’s Housing for All programme will exceed its targets for 2023 and it is milestones like this that are contributing to this success,” he said.

“While there is always more to be done, we should mark the milestones as they come and use them to encourage us to continue the hard work and ambition to achieve more for our communities,” the minister added. Your quality local news service. Call 087-2229761 to advertise