House about that? 183 social homes built in Kilkenny last year, another 400 on the way
A total of 183 new social homes were provided by Kilkenny County Council in 2020.
These homes came on stream through a programme of construction, acquisition and leasing the local authority confirmed this week.
The council’s Housing Delivery Team also confirmed 400 more homes, as part of 37 projects, are being made available as part of the Housing Delivery Programme representing an investment of more than €100 million locally under the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland Programme.
A further 300 homes have been inspected by the Vacant Homes Officer, Evelyn Graham who is actively supporting owners to bring these properties back into residential use under the Repair to Lease and Buy and Renew Schemes.
The housing developments delivered in 2020 included Breagagh Place in Piltown, Nuncio Road in Kilkenny City and Hoban Park in Callan.
Welcoming the report, the Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, said: “I am delighted to see so many properties being delivered throughout the City and County and the renewal of many buildings that would otherwise be left unoccupied and uninhabitable.
“This progress means that many more families will get the opportunity to have a secure place that they can call home and that, for me, is one of the most important things we can deliver as a Local Authority,” Cllr McGuinness concluded.