€3.6 million housing boost for Tipperary

Tipperary County Council is set for another housing boost following a further allocation by Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

Tipperary County Council is set for another housing boost following a further allocation by Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

Minister Kelly has allocated €3.6million to Tipperary for the acquisition and purchase of homes for people with specific housing needs – the elderly, disabled persons and homeless persons.

The news is on top of the €57 million already announced by Minister Kelly last April for Tipperary County Council. This new funding now brings the total housing spend in Tipperary to 2017 to over €60 million.

The new funding will see 27 new housing units put in place in Tipperary. Seven of these will be acquired this year by voluntary housing bodies, Focus, Simon and Camphill Communities.

A further three construction projects will be kick-started.

Nine housing units will be built by Cluid Housing Association on the Glenconnor Road, Clonmel which will be additional to the 20 already started by Tipperary County Council.

A further seven will be built in Castle Street, Ballinagranna and the Strand in Carrick-on-Suir, while another four units will be built in Fethard.

“This brings the social housing spend in Tipperary to over €60 million for the next three years and the construction will create an estimated 28 jobs.”

“But overall these housing units will have an impact on people with specific needs, elderly people, and disabled persons and possibly people experiencing homelessness. We are putting more funding into Tipperary for housing than ever before and this will have an impact on the housing waiting lists locally,”