The government has granted 1.2 million euro to Donegal County Council to refurbish vacant houses in Donegal.
A total of 154 vacant houses will be brought up to standard and will be made suitable to live in.
The houses are located across the county.
Until now, it's been claimed that there hasn't been substantial money for the work needed to be carried out.
Councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says he welcomes the news but the social housing situation is still at crisis level in Donegal: