Local Fine Gael T.D. Tom Hayes has confirmed that the Minister for Housing and Planning has given the green light for proposals from South Tipperary County Council for the provision of 6 new social and voluntary housing units.
At a cost of €795,000, the units will come on stream between now and 2014.
These new permanent housing units are intended to provide accommodation for people with special housing needs including the elderly, homeless persons and people with a disability.
“Despite the obvious financial restrictions that this Government has to operate in, we are determined that the reduced capital budget is targeted at those most in need as outlined in our Housing Policy Statement. Given this challenging backdrop I am pleased to see nearly €800,000 in funding being put towards safe, secure and appropriate accommodation in the South Tipperary region.
“4 of the 6 new units will be located in the Cashel area, with the other 2 locations still to be decided. 3 units will be allocated to St. Patrick’s Dwellings for the Elderly, providing much needed housing for elderly residents in the constituency.
“It goes without saying that today’s announcement will not solve all of our housing problems in South Tipperary, but in what is an incredible competitive funding environment I am happy to see South Tipperary receiving such a large investment from the Department” Tom Hayes said.