Fingal gets Housing funds Boost

28 May 2015

I am delighted that Fingal is getting over a quarter of a million euro of the housing adaptations grants for the elderly and disabled in our local community which will be added to Council’s own funding to deliver. The much-needed funds were confirmed by my colleague, Environment Minister Alan Kelly, today. 

“The grant allows extensions to be built for people with a disability, and also housing adaptations to improve mobility, by funding items such as stair lifts and access ramps. This is hugely important for those affected as it can greatly improve their quality of life.

The funding was made available as part of a €91m housing investment package confirmed today by Minister Kelly.

A major plank of the funding will also be channelled into addressing vacant housing units.

“I’m pleased that 59 of vacant local authority units in Fingal will also now be put back into productive use locally following the commitment of nearly €969,493 to help address vacancy problems.

“One of my huge frustrations is seeing boarded up social housing not being used, so it’s important to see these vacant units come back on stream as quickly as possible.

“I am also pleased that nearly one million euro funding has been provided to Fingal to help make local authority houses more energy efficient.

“This significant announcement clearly proves that Labour is working hard to address the many complex housing needs that exist in local communities across Ireland.”