March 31, 2020

€2.5 million approved to build 12 apartments for the homeless in Kilkenny

Twelve new apartments for those transitioning from homeless have been guaranteed for Kilkenny following a guaranteed a €2.5 million in funding from the Government.

The apartments will be built by the Sophia Housing Association on a site at St John of Gods Convent on the College Road.

The announcement was made by Kilkenny’s Junior Minister, John Paul Phelan, who said: “I’ve just had notification from the Department that Stage 1 approval has been granted for 12 apartments at St John of God Convent on College Road.

“The housing will be developed with the assistance of Sophia Housing Association and will include units of various sizes.

“The €2,468,654 will fund the 12 units. They will include four one-bedroom apartments; six two-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom units.

“These units will offer a new start and stability and security for tenants and I warmly welcome the investment at this time of year when we all value a place to call home even more.”

The Sophia Housing Association supports people recovering from the trauma of homelessness and provides homes and support to over 900 people across Ireland.

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