Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

first_img OVER 80 new ‘rapid build’ houses are to be built in the coming months after Simon Coveney approved €20.4 million in funding.Twenty-four homes, at a cost of  €5.9 million, will be built on the Killininny Road, Firhouse, Dublin 24 while 59 modular houses will be constructed on St Cuthbert’s Park in Clondalkin, costing €14.5 million.Speaking today, Minister Coveney said: “I have approved two projects estimated to cost €20.4million which will deliver 83 homes for homeless families. These homes will take families out of commercial hotels and provide them with a home until they move to permanent social housing.”Coveney said that by the end of 2016, a total of 350 rapid build homes were in the process of being built. He said 22 homes were completed occupied in 2016.He added: “My department continues to work closely with all local authorities in relation to increasing and accelerating the delivery of a range of social housing programmes and supports, including rapid build homes.”Read: Unions say they’re ‘ready for battle’ as Bus Éireann announces widespread pay cuts >Read: Three remanded in custody over Tuesday’s gun seizure > 17,561 Views Friday 27 Jan 2017, 7:10 PM 56 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Short URL Share Tweet Email2 Image: Brian Lawless Image: Brian Lawless http://jrnl.ie/3209932 Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects. Jan 27th 2017, 7:10 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img