The funding is made up of three main projects – refurbishment of vacant units, private house grants for adaptation for older people and people with a disability, and local authority adaptation and extension funding.
A total of 59 vacant social housing units in Fingal will be refurbished and tenanted by people on the social housing waiting list at a cost of €969,493. Dublin City is receiving the largest allocations, with priority going to families facing homelessness. Funding was allocated to the local authorities with the greatest potential to deliver units quickly and address need.
A further €2.1 million will be made available for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. This will allow extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing adaptations to improve mobility aid. such as stair lifts, access ramps etc. (more…)