Funding for 39 new social homes in Kilkenny city and county
Kilkenny received a major boost this morning after the Government confirmed funding for 39 new social homes in the city and county.
The Government has issued Stage 1 approval for the construction of six new homes, four one-bed and two two-bed apartments, at Weather Station on Granges Road.
It has also granted initial approval for the construction of 33 new social homes in Thomastown. The development at Ladywell, Newtown, consist of four one-bed apartments, six two-bed apartments, four two-bed wheelchair accessible apartments and 16 three-bed and three four-bed houses.
Kilkenny Mayor, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, welcomed the news this morning. Cllr McGuinness (pictured below) told KilkennyNow: “I’m delighted to welcome this positive news today as we will now see an additional 39 new homes provided in the city and county for families and individuals on our housing list.
“We have been making fantastic progress with housing in Kilkenny with the recent opening of new homes throughout the county but we still have a huge housing issue with many families struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Today’s news will certainly be a big help. I’m very grateful to [Housing] Minister Darragh O’Brien and his department for such a positive investment in Kilkenny,” he added.