Donegal is to receive an extra €2.4 million for social housing projects in the county.
Two projects, in Carndonagh and Dunfanaghy have received approval for funding to proceed with their submission to construct housing units.
The government has also approved 15 additional housing units, five acquisitions for the County Donegal Parents and Friends Housing Association, and 10 to be constructed by Oaklee Housing Association.
These 15 new homes will be specifically for elderly people and those with intellectual or physical disabilities in Donegal Town and Ballybofey.
Cllr Ciaran Brogan is the Chairperson of Donegal County Council.......
Statement from Minister Joe Mc Hugh -
“I am very pleased to confirm that Donegal is to receive almost €2.5 million in funding by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government towards social housing”, says Fine Gael Minister of State and Donegal TD, Joe McHugh.
“The Department of the Environment has confirmed that two projects have received approval for funding to proceed with their submission to construct housing units – Carndonagh Housing Scheme is to receive €680,000 in funding to complete four housing units, while Dunfanaghy Housing Scheme will receive €905,000 in funding for a total of six units.
“Under the Capital Acquisition Scheme, the Department has also approved 15 additional housing units, with an approved funding allocation of €794,000. This funding will be used for five acquisitions by the County Donegal Parents and Friends Housing Association, and an additional 10 units to be constructed by Oaklee Housing Association. These 15 new homes will be specifically for elderly people and those with intellectual or physical disability and should greatly benefit these individuals and their families.
“This is in addition to the recent announcement in April that €34 million is to be invested in social housing in Donegal between now and the end of 2017 as part of a €1.5 billion euro national programme. And while it must be acknowledged that this funding won’t by itself fix the problem of waiting lists or the housing demands in Donegal, where we are still playing catch up from years when money wasn’t available, this will help in addressing the challenges people are facing. We can build on these developments for the future.”