Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness to make housing available for all in Cavan and Monaghan who seek a home

Fine Gael Cavan/Monaghan Senator Joe O’Reilly, has said that the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, launched today, aims to make housing available for everyone in  the counties,  who arehousing estate seeking a home.

 

“Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney today published ‘Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness’, following Government approval of this comprehensive and ambitious plan at today’s Cabinet meeting.  He was joined by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe.

 

“This Plan provides a multi-stranded, action-oriented approach to achieving many of the Government’s key housing objectives, as set down in the Programme for Government. It aims to:

  • Significantly increase the supply of social housing in Cavan and Monaghan, with 47,000 units delivered nationally by 2021 and an investment of €5.35 billion
  • Ensure more homes are built in Cavan and Monaghan and to double the output of overall housing from the current levels, to at least 25,000 per annum by 2020
  • To tackle homelessness in Cavan and Monaghan in a comprehensive manner

 

“This whole-of-Government Plan will be overseen by a dedicated Cabinet Committee, chaired by An Taoiseach. While the immediate priority is housing homeless families, many of whom are currently living in hotels, all aspects of the housing system in Cavan and Monaghan are addressed within the Plan. This means that young people in Cavan and Monaghan looking to rent or buy, Cavan and Monaghan families looking to trade up or down, students who need good accommodation, older people, people with a disability and others are all encompassed within the Plan and its 84 time-bound actions.

 

“The Plan addresses all aspects of the housing system in Cavan and Monaghan, under five Pillars:

  • Address Homelessness,
  • Accelerate Social Housing,
  • Build More Homes,
  • Improve the Rental sector, and
  • Utilise Existing Housing.

 

“This Action Plan underpins Fine Gael’s commitment to end the housing shortage in Cavan and Monaghan and to tackle homelessness. Providing homes for everyone in Cavan and Monaghan and around the country is this Government’s number one priority. Fine Gael is committed to a range of measures to reverse the chronic undersupply of new homes, which is making new home purchase and rents in Cavan and Monaghan increasingly unaffordable and driving more people into homelessness.  I am committed to ensuring that as a result of this plan everyone in Cavan and Monaghan will have access to quality and affordable housing. Today’s launch is just our starting point. We must now move from words to actions. The actions, funding and structures are now in place to ensure we make early and very substantial progress on the journey to fixing Cavan and Monaghan’s broken housing sector.”

 

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website