New Social Housing Announced For Cork North West

More than thirty new social housing units have been announced for Ballincollig, as part of a Department of Environment, Community and Local Government scheme in Cork.

Welcoming news of the €7.4 million project, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Áine Collins, said: "These new houses will help alleviate demand for social housing in Cork. While it must be acknowledged that this funding won't by itself fix the problem of waiting lists or the housing demands in Cork, where we are still playing catch up from years when money wasn't available, this will help address the challenges people are facing. We can build on these developments for the future.

"Increasing housing supply is the real key to solving our housing shortage. A number of measures will stimulate the supply of housing before the end of the year. The Government's €3.8 billion Social Housing Strategy will deliver 35,000 new social housing units and an additional 75,000 new social housing tenancies by 2020, which will greatly help to reduce demand and ease the pressure on housing waiting lists.

"Fine Gael has a long term economic plan to keep the recovery going which includes creating 200,000 more and better jobs by 2020. The taxes raised through these extra jobs will enable us to invest in better services such as providing decent quality housing."


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