€5,615,694 granted to Cavan and Monaghan for Social and Voluntary Housing- O’Reilly TD

Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly, was pleased to have been informed by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that Cavan and Monaghan will receive €5,615,694 in funding from the Department.

Speaking after he was informed the Deputy said ‘The green light has been given to Cavan County Council to acquire eight new social and voluntary housing units. There are four new units each for Tuath Housing Association, Castlemanor, Billis, Drumalee and Tuath Housing Association, Station Lane, Cavan Town under the Capital Assistance Fund. Monaghan County Council have similarly been given the go-ahead to acquire sixteen new units for Tuath Housing Association, Castleross Village, Carrickmacross. ‘Respond’ have been given approval to construct six new units in the Convent Lands in Carrickmacross, also under the Capital Assistance Fund. Cavan will be getting €560,000 of a share from the overall €35million allocation earmarked for the Voluntary Housing Sector and Monaghan will get a share of €1,750,360.’

‘Under the Social Investment Programme, three more proposed dwellings at various locations throughout the Cavan will be acquired by the Council with four locations set to be acquired by Monaghan. Under the Capital Assistance Scheme’s proposed Construction
Programme 2012-2014 Cavan have been given a priority proposal for Construction of five dwellings at Ballyjamesduff and Monaghan have been given priority proposal for nine houses at McCurtain Street, Clones.
This gives Cavan a share of €924,575 and Monaghan a share of €2,380,759 a share of the €65 million earmarked by the Department for the purchase and construction of Local Authority Housing nationwide’ explained the Deputy.

‘I am delighted that Cavan has been allocated €1,484,575 and Monaghan has been allocated €4,131,119. These new permanent housing units will come on stream between now and 2014 and are intended, in the main, to provide accommodation for people with special housing needs including the elderly, homeless persons and people with a disability. It will have a positive impact for a lot of people and allow elderly people, in particular, to continue to live in and contribute to their own community’ concluded the Deputy.

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