New house funding for people with disabilities

Labour Senator Denis Landy has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan that an additional €10m in housing funding will be provided for people with a disability.

Labour Senator Denis Landy has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan that an additional €10m in housing funding will be provided for people with a disability.

“By allocating an additional €10m in funding Minister O’Sullivan has proven that housing needs for people with a disability 
are a priority.

“As Seanad spokesperson on Environment and Local Government, I am delighted to welcome this announcement as it is vital that we continue to prioritise the needs of people with a disability.

“Providing a quality living environment that is tailored to the individual’s needs is extremely important to that person’s well-being and engagement with the wider community. Through this allocation, Minister O’Sullivan believes approximately 80 to 90 extra new homes will be provided this year.

“Local authorities have been asked to submit funding proposals and I look forward to that process being completed over the next 
two weeks.”